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Emma Lazarus
(1849-1887) born on
Jul 22
US poet. She was a spokesperson for Judaism who is best known for "New Colossus" which is inscribed on the base of Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
         
   
F
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!

R
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.
A
Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt.
N
His cup is gall, his meat is tears,
His passion lasts a thousand years.
K
Still on Israel's head forlorn,
Every nation heaps its scorn.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: These lines are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty; from "The New Colossus," 1883.
R: "The New Colossus," 1883.
A: "Epistles to the Hebrews," 1882.
N: "Crowing of the Red Cock," 1881.
K: "The World's Justice."
   


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