Margaret Cavendish Quotes (43 quotes)
“Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years.”
The Cavalier and His Lady: Selected from the Works of the First Duke and Duchess of Newcastle (1872 edition)
“If Atomes are as small, as small can bee,
They must in quantity of Matter all agree”
The weight of Atomes., The Atomic Poems of Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, from her Poems, and Fancies, 1653
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMargaret Cavendish
Died: 1673 (aged 50)
Bio: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English aristocrat, a prolific writer, and a scientist. Born Margaret Lucas, she was the youngest sister of prominent royalists Sir John Lucas and Sir Charles Lucas. She became an attendant of Queen Henrietta Maria and travelled with her into exile in France, living for a time at the court of the young King Louis XIV.
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