What Atoms Make the Sun and the Sea Go Round

The1 pointed atoms all to fire do2 turn,

And being sharp, do pierce, which we call burn.3
But by their dryness they become so light4
As they do get above the rest in flight,5
Where6 by consent a wheel of fire they make,7              5
Which being spherical, doth round motion take.8
This motion makes round9 atoms turn about,
Which atoms round are water, without doubt,
And10 makes the sea go round, like11 watermill,
For as the sun, so water turns round12 still.                    10

  1. The] All 1653
  2. all to fire do] they to Fire 1653
  3. This line does not exist in 1653.
  4. But by their dryness they become so light] Which by their drinesse, they so light become: 1653
  5. As they do get above the rest in flight,] Above the rest do flye, and make a Sun. 1653
  6. Where] Which 1653
  7. a wheel of fire they make,] of parts, a Wheele of Fire growes, 1653
  8. doth round motion take.] in a round motion goes: 1653
  9. This motion makes round] And as it turnes round, 1653
  10. And] This 1653
  11. round, like] like a 1664, 1668
  12. so water turns round] turnes round, so doth the water 1653