Newton, Adam, and the Apple

When Newton saw an apple fall, he found
In that slight startle from his contemplation—
'Tis said (for I'll not answer above ground
For any sage's creed or calculation)—
A mode of proving that the earth turn'd round
In a most natural whirl, called 'gravitation';
And this is the sole mortal who could grapple,
Since Adam, with a fall, or with an apple.


A poem by Lord Byron.

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 The poetical works of Lord Byron
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Byron , Baron George Gordon Byron (1807), The poetical works of Lord Byron, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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    23 MAR 2013

     Science and Naturalism in Poetry

    Poems on science and nature.
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    Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems