Such kind of atoms which1 make heat, make cold,
Like pincers sharp that2 nip and do take hold.
But atoms that are pointed sharp pierce through,3
And atoms which are sharp and4 hooked pull to.
Yet all must into pointed figures turn, 5
For atoms blunt will never freeze nor burn.
’Cause blunt figures do to a soft form5 bend,
And soft do6 unto wet or liquid tend.
- which] as 1664, 1668
- that] which 1653
- But atoms that are pointed sharp pierce through,] For sharply pointed Atomes thorow go, 1664; For, sharply pointed Atoms, thorow go; 1668
- and] but 1653
- ’Cause blunt figures do to a soft form] Because to a soft Form blunt Figures 1664; Because to a soft Form, blunt Figures 1668
- do] doth 1664, 1668