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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To K.M.D.

In the buds, before they burst,
Leaves and flowers are moulded;
Closely pressed they lie at first,
Exquisitely folded.

Though no hope of change they felt,
Folded hard together,
Soon their sap begins to melt
In the warmer weather.

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