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Lady Liberty Ascii Art | by StevenANichols
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Lady Liberty Ascii Art

This obfuscated C/C++ program in the shape of the Statue of Liberty outputs the text of Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus", the sonnet engraved in the pedestal, when run.


A downloadable version is available at


The New Colossus

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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Taken on May 31, 2009