Emma Lazarus, 1849 - 1887
Born: 22 July 1849, New York City
Died: 19 November 1887, New York City
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- 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! permalink
"The New Colossus" inscription for the Statue of Liberty (1883), The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Vol. 1 (1888)
- His cup is gall, his meat is tears,
His passion lasts a thousand years. permalink
"The Crowing of the Red Cock" in Songs of a Semite (1882)
- Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt. permalink
"An Epistle to the Hebrews" in American Hebrew (1882)
- Life's sharpest rapture is surcease of pain. permalink
"In Exile" in Songs of a Semite (1882)
- The Jewish problem is as old as history, and assumes in each age a new form. The life or death of millions of human beings hangs upon its solution; its agitation revives the fiercest passions for good and for evil that inflame the human breast. permalink
"The Jewish Problem" (1882), in Heinrich E. Jacob, The World of Emma Lazarus (1949)
- Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate. permalink
"1492" (1882), in Heinrich E. Jacob, The World of Emma Lazarus (1949)
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