James Clerk Maxwell

Edinburgh, Scotland
James Clerk Maxwell
Edinburgh, Scotland

Poems

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1.
Horace, Seventh Epode
Whither, whither, reckless Romans,
Are you rushing, sword in hand?
Has not yet the blood of brothers,
Fully stained the sea and land?
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2.
Answer To Tait
The mounted disk of ebonite
Has whirled before, nor whirled in vain;
Rowland of Troy, that doughty knight,
Convection currents did obtain
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3.
Molecular Evolution
At quite uncertain times and places,
The atoms left their heavenly path,
And by fortuitous embraces,
Engendered all that being hath.
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4.
A Problem In Dynamics
An inextensible heavy chain
Lies on a smooth horizontal plane,
An impulsive force is applied at A,
Required the initial motion of K.
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5.
Lectures To Women On Physical Science
I.

PLACE. -- A small alcove with dark curtains.
The class consists of one member.
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6.
Reflex Musings: Reflections From Various Surfaces
In the dense entangled street,
Where the web of Trade is weaving,
Forms unknown in crowds I meet
Much of each and all believing;
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In the sad November time,
When the leaf has left the lime,
And the Cam, with sludge and slime,
Plasters his ugly channel,
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Deep St. Mary's bell had sounded,
And the twelve notes gently rounded
Endless chimneys that surrounded
My abode in Trinity.
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9.
I'Ve Heard The Rushing
I’ve heard the rushing of mountain torrents, gushing
Down through the rocks, in a cataract of spray,
Onward to the ocean;
Swift seemed their motion,
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10.
Cats Cradle Song, By A Babe In Knots
Peter the Repeater,
Platted round a platter
Slips of slivered paper,
Basting them with batter.
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