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Not like the brazen giant of [[Greek]] fame,
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'''The New Colossus''' is a poem written in 1883 by Emma Lazarus.  It is engraved on a plaque at the [[Statue of Liberty]].  The complete text is as follows:
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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
  
 
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
 
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
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The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
 
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
  
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
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"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
  
 
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
 
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Revision as of 14:29, 16 October 2008

The New Colossus is a poem written in 1883 by Emma Lazarus. It is engraved on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty. The complete text is as follows:

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-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"