What Atoms Make a Consumption

 

Sharp atoms when they meet do get such heat,1
Such power and strength, as they all others2 beat,
And being hot, become3 so very dry,
They drink life’s moisture up, make4 motion die.

  1. Sharp atoms when they meet do get such heat,] The Atomes sharpe, when they together meet, 1653
  2. Such power and strength, as they all others] They grow so hot, all other Atomes 1653; Power, and Strength, as they all others 1664
  3. become] becomes 1653
  4. They drink life’s moisture up, make] Drink up Life’s Moisture and make 1664; Drink up Life’s Moisture, and make 1668