Change Is Made by Several Figured Atoms and Motion.


If atoms all are of the selfsame matter,2
As fire, air, earth, and water,3
Then must their several figures make all change
By motion’s help, which orders as they range.

  1. In 1653 this poem is called “Change Is Made by Several-Figured Atoms and Motion.”
  2. atoms all are of the selfsame matter,] all the Atomes of one Matter be, 1664; all the Atoms, of one Matter be, 1668
  3. earth, and water,] Water, Earth, and these agree, 1664; Water, Earth; and these agree: 1668