Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963) was a popular American poet. In 1894 he sold his first poem, My Butterfly: An Elegy to the New York Independent for fifteen dollars. He married Elinor Miriam White in Harvard University, which he attended for two years. He did well, but left to support his growing family and worked on a farm, purchased by his Grandfather, for nine years. He wrote early in the mornings, producing many of the poems that would later become famous. His work frequently employed themes from rural life in New England, using the setting to examine complex social and philosophical themes. His attempts at farming were not successful, and Frost returned to education as an English teacher at Pinkerton Academy, then at the New Hampshire Normal School in Plymouth, New Hampshire. In 1912, Frost sailed with his family to Great Britain, living first in Glasgow, before settling in Beaconsfield, outside London. His first book of poetry, A Boy's Will, was published in 1913. Frost wrote some of his best work while in England. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honoured frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes.