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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).

Of the Sympathy of Atomes.


BY Sympathy, Atomes are fixed so,
As past some Principles they do not go.
For count the Principles of all their workes,
You'le find, there are not many severall sorts.
For when they do dissolve, and new Formes make, [5]
They still to their first Principles do take.
As Animals, Vegetables, Minerals;
So Aire, Fire, Earth, Water falls.