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: What Atomes make Death.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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What Atomes make Death.
LIfe is a Fire, and burnes full hot,
But when Round watry Atomes power have got:
Then do they quench Lifes Atomes out,
Blunting their Points, and kill their courage stout.
Thus they sometimes do quite thrust out each other,6 
When equall mix'd, live quietly together.
The cause why things do live and dye,
Is as the mixed Atomes lye.
6. Over power'd.