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: The difference of Atomes and Motion, in youth and age.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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The difference of Atomes
and Motion, in youth
IN all things which are young, Motion is swift:
But moving long, is tir'd, and groweth stiff.
So Atomes are, in youth, more nimble, strong,
Then in old Age, but apt more to go wrong.
Thus Youth by false Notes and wrong Steps doth dye, 
In Age Atomes, and Motion, weary downe do lye.
Motions Ease is Change, weary soone doth grow,
If in one Figure she doth often go.