There have been many wonderful guests in the Library in the long life of this institution. It is hard to imagine that any visit will surpass the pleasure of Seamus Heaney’s. He was a man without airs. An Irishwoman we know said that Northern Irish people were foreigners, but in our view Mr. Heaney, an Ulsterman, was the quintessence of all that is remarkable and fine in Irish literature and that he was no stranger anywhere English is spoken.
Go read some poetry.