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First Line: The wide-lipped sphinx, with bent perplexed brow
Last Line: Sends echo flying through the memphian vale.
Subject(s): Sphinx

THE wide-lipped Sphinx, with bent perplexed brow,
Crouches in desert sand, inert and pale,
Hearing the engine's raucous scream, that now
Sends Echo flying through the Memphian vale.

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