In the Center Atoms Never Separate.

Just at1 the center is a point that’s small,
Those atoms that are there are wedged in all.
They lie so close, firm in one body2 bind,
As them no form nor3 motion can unwind.
For they are wreathed so hard about that point,     5
As they become a circle without joint.45

  1. at] in 1664, 1668
  2. firm in one body] and do so firmly 1664, 1668
  3. As them no form nor] No other Forme, or 1653
  4. joint] a Joynt 1668
  5. A marginal note in Cavendish’s 1653 text reads: “As it were without partition, but one.” In 1664 and 1668, the note reads, “Without partition or separation, for it is but one.”