The War of the Animal Spirits


Sometimes these animal creatures, when they2 jar,
Then all their kingdoms rise up into3 war,
And when they fight we cramps,4 convulsions feel,
Gouts in our5 toes, and chilblains in our6 heel.

  1. the Animal Spirits] those Spirits. 1653
  2. when they] they doe 1653
  3. Then all their kingdoms rise up into] And then those Kingdomes all are up in 1653
  4. cramps,] do 1664, 1668
  5. Gouts in our] Cramps, Gouts in 1664; Cramps, Gouts, in 1668
  6. our] the 1664, 1668