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The Atomic Poems of Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, from her Poems, and Fancies, 1653, an electronic edition. Edited with an introduction by Leigh Tillman Partington

by Margaret Cavendish [Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674]

date: 1653
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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Cavendish, Margaret (Lucas).

What Atomes make Flame.


THose Atomes, which are Long
3 , sharp at each end,
Stream forth like Aire, in Flame, which Light doth seem:
For Flame doth flow, as if it fluid were,
Which shewes, part of that Figure is like Aire.
Thus Flame is joyne'd, two Figures into one: [5]
But Fire without Flame, is sharpe alone.


3. These Atomes are halfe aiery Atomes, and halfe Fiery.

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