What Atoms Make Change

’Tis several figured atoms that make change,
When several bodies meet as they do range.
For if they sympathize and do agree,
They join together, as1 one body be.
But if they meet,2 like to a rabble rout,               5
Without all order running in and out,
Then disproportionable things they make,
Because they did not their right places take.

  1. together, as] togeth’r and as 1664; togeth’r, and as 1668
  2. meet] joyne 1653