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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 a Palsey, or Apoplexy.


DUll Atomes flat, when they together joyne,
And with each other in a heape combine;
This Body thicke doth stop all passage so,
Keeps Motion out, so num'd the Body grow.
Atomes that are sharpe, in which Heate dothlive, [5]
Being smothered close, no heate can give:
But if those Atomes flat meet in the Braine,
They choake the Spirits, can no heate obtaine.