"I strove with none. I always hated strife.
Nature I loved, and God and Man and Art:
I warmed both hands before the fire of life:
It sinks, yet I'm not ready to depart."
When William Lyon Phelps wrote these words, warping the famed quatrain of Walter Savage Landor, he still had four years in which to get ready. Last week, Professor Phelps finally departed, after a transitory rally from a stroke. He died where he was born and spent most of his 78 busy, happy years: in New Haven.
Said President Charles Seymour:...