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    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings ...
    And while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
    —John Gillespie Magee (c. 1922–1941)