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" The land was ours before we were the land's. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She was ours In Massachusetts, in Virginia, But we were England's, still colonials, Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed... "
New World Metaphysics: Readings on the Religious Meaning of the American ... - Página xxiii
editado por - 1981 - 482 páginas
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Lyndon B. Johnson: Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and ..., Volumen2

United States. President (1963-1969 : Johnson) - 1965
...varied, fertile land, a whole continent to farm and to hunt on, and to explore. As Robert Frost said, "The land was ours before we were the land's. She...more than a hundred years before we were her people." Our pioneer fathers made this beautiful land a great nation. But when the icauunu wave of settlement...
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Medals of the United States Mint

Kenneth M. Failor, Eleonora Hayden - 1972 - 312 páginas
...WHICH HAS ENRICHED THE CULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD. THE GIFT OUTRIGHT The land was ours Before we were the land's. She was...colonials. Possessing what we still were unpossessed by. Poaaessed by what we now no more possess. Something we were withholding made us weak I mil we found...
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Regulation of Surface Mining Operations: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs - 1973 - 1410 páginas
...country like a cancer. - 2 Robert Frost once wrote: "The land was ours before we were the land's/, something we were withholding made us weak/ Until...ourselves/ We were withholding from our land of living..." That "something" Frost was/ferring to is love and respect and care for the land. And that something...
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The Lay of the Land: Metaphor as Experience and History in American Life and ...

Annette Kolodny - 1975 - 185 páginas
...be separated. 2. Surveying the Virgin Land The Documents of Exploration and Colonization, 1500-1740 The land was ours before we were the land's. She was...Virginia, But we were England's, still colonials. —ROBERT FROST, "The Gift Outright" On the second of July, 1584, two English captains, Philip Amadas...
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Making America: The Society & Culture of the United States

Luther S. Luedtke - 1992 - 554 páginas
...separate, distinctive society determined to be free. As Robert Frost saw in his poem "The Gift Outright": The land was ours before we were the land's. She was...Virginia, But we were England's, still colonials. There were premonitions of difference from the outset, however, even before the first settlements....
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...NAAL-2; NIP; NoAM; NOBA; OxBA; PPP; Prim; SoSe; TAP; TrGrPo; TW The Gift Outright 49 The land was our (I. 1-3) 50 Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To...
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Black Riders: The Visible Language of Modernism

Jerome J. McGann - 1993 - 196 páginas
...authoritative texts. By this text, for instance—Robert Frost's wellknown jingoist lyric "The Gift Outright." The land was ours before we were the land's. She was...ourselves We were withholding from our land of living. Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To the land vaguely...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - 1995 - 757 páginas
...our destiny: "The land was ours before we were the land's," says Robert Frost in "The Gift Outright." She was our land more than a hundred years Before...unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed. Building on Whitman, Frost preaches "salvation in surrender" to this primordial landscape, to the demands...
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The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writing and Literary History

Bob Perelman - 1996 - 187 páginas
...eminently tricky: Frost is celebrating manifest destiny, but history is kept in decidedly soft focus: She was our land more than a hundred years Before...was ours In Massachusetts, in Virginia, But we were still England's, still colonials, Possessing what we still were unpossessed by After this beginning,...
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Cross-Addressing: Resistance Literature and Cultural Borders

John Charles Hawley - 1996 - 309 páginas
...subverts the Euro-American proprietary tradition represented in Robert Frost's poem, "The Gift Outright": "The land was ours before we were the land's. / She...than a hundred years / before we were her people" (31). Locating the Japanese Canadian identity upon a landscape in which they are both native and other,...
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