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Poem by Margaret Cavendish


The Bignesse of Atomes


When I say Atomes small, as small can bee;
I mean Quantity, quality, and Weight agree
Not in the Figure, for some may shew
Much bigger, and some lesser: so
Take Water fluid, and Ice thats firme,
Though the Weight be just the Bulke is not the same.
So Atomes are some soft, others more knit,
According as each Atome's Figured;
Round and Long Atomes hollow are, more slacke
Then Flat, or Sharpe, for they are more compact:
And being hollow they are spread more thin,
Then other Atomes which are close within:
And Atomes which are thin more tender far,
For those that are more close, they harder are. 



Margaret Cavendish


Margaret Cavendish's other poems:
  1. What Atomes Make the Wind Collick
  2. Of Aire
  3. Of Sharpe Atomes
  4. Cavendish
  5. The Weight of Atomes


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