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Digging

Digging

by Seamus Heaney

Family Quotes

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Quote #7

But I've no spade to follow men like them. (28)

So why does our speaker become a writer instead of a farmer, really? Here he would lead us to believe it's because he can't handle a spade as well as his father and grandfather. But could there be some other reason?

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