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
- Poem: Of Fire in the Flint.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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Of Fire in the Flint.
THE reason, Fire lies in Flint unseene;
Is, other Figur'd Atomes lye betweene:
For being bound, and overpowred by
A Multitude, they do in Prison lye.
Unlesse that Motion doth release them out, 
With as strong power, which make them flye about
But if that Flint be beat to powder small;
To sep'rate the grossest, release'd are all.
But when they once are out, do not returne,
But seeke about to make another Forme.