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Poem by James Clerk Maxwell


In Memory of Edward Wilson, Who Repented of what was in his Mind to Write after Section


   Rigid Body (sings).

Gin a body meet a body
Flyin through the air,
Gin a body hit a body,
Will it fly? and where?
Ilka impact has its measure,
Neer a ane hae I,
Yet a the lads they measure me,
Or, at least, they try.

Gin a body meet a body
Altogether free,
How they travel afterwards
We do not always see.
Ilka problem has its method
By analytics high;
For me, I ken na ane o them,
But what the waur am I?



James Clerk Maxwell


James Clerk Maxwell's other poems:
  1. Numa Pompilius
  2. Song Of The Edinburgh Academician
  3. Cats Cradle Song, By A Babe In Knots
  4. Report On Tait's Lecture On Force
  5. On St. David's Day


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