James Clerk Maxwell

(13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879 / Edinburgh, Scotland)

Quotations

  • ''Gin a body meet a body
    Flyin' through the air,
    Gin a body hit a body,
    Will it fly? and where?''
    James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), Scottish physicist. Rigid Body Sings (l. 1-4). . . Faber Book of Parodies, The. Simon Brett, ed. (1984) Faber and Faber.
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An Onset

Hallo ye, my fellows! arise and advance,
See the white-crested waves how they stamp and they dance!
High over the reef there in anger and might,
So wildly we dance to the bloody red fight.
Than gather, now gather, come gather ye all,
Each thing that hath legs and arms, come to our call;
Like reeds on the moor when the whirlwinds vie
Our lances and war-axes darken the sky;
Sharp, sharp, as the tooth of the sea-hound and shark,

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