Of Sharp Atoms

 

Motion the sharpest atoms doth mount high,1
And like to arrows swift, doth2 make them fly.
And being sharp and swift, they pierce so deep,3
As they pass through all atoms as they meet.4
By their swift motion, to bright fire they turn,5      5
And being sharp, they pierce, which we call “burn.”

  1. Motion the sharpest atoms doth mount high,] Then Atomes Sharpe Motion doth mount up high; 1653
  2. And like to arrows swift, doth] Like Arrowes sharpe, Motion doth 1653
  3. they pierce so deep,] so deep they fall, 1664, 1668
  4. atoms as they meet.] those they meet withall; 1664; those they meet withall. 1668
  5. to bright fire they turn,] they to bright Fire turne; 1653