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Art History 101: Ladder to Heaven
We have not wings, we cannot soar;
But we have feet to scale and climb
By slow degrees, by more and more,
The cloudy summits of our time.
The mighty pyramids of stone
That wedge-like cleave the desert airs,
When nearer seen, and better known,
Are but gigantic flights of stairs.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 'The Ladder of St Augustine'