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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 their Figures.


SUch Sympathy there is in every Figure,
That every severall sort do flock together.
As Aire, Water, Earth and Fire;
Which make each Element to be entire:
Not but loose Atomes, like Sheep stray about, [5]
And into severall places go in, and out:
And some as Sheep and Kineº do mixe together; ºcattle
Which when they mixe, tis severall change of weather.
But Motion, as their Shepheard, drives them so,
As not to let them out of order go. [10]


4. Long, Round, Sharpe, Flat.

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