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For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.

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Source Notes: From "The Great Gatsby"

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 December 21, 1940) was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer.

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