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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.
Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), U.S. poet. The New Colossus (l. 1–8). . .

America in Poetry. Charles Sullivan, ed. (1988) Harry N. Abrams.
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