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That Time and Space ruled Man No More....

The Victory (1872)….an anonymous tribute to Samuel Morse.
But one morning he made a slender wire.
As an artist’s vision took life and form.
While he drew from heaven the strange, fierce fire
That reddens the edge of the midnight storm;
And he carried it over the Mountain’s crest,
And dropped it into the Ocean’s breast;
And Science proclaimed, from shore to shore,
That Time and Space ruled man no more.
Taken from Tom Standage’s The Victorian Internet