James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
Lecture on Thomson's galvanometer : delivered to a single pupil in an alcove with drawn curtains
[May 16, 1872
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A LECTURE ON THOMSON’S GALVANO-
DELIVERED TO A SINGLE PUPIL IN AN ALCOVE WITH
THE lamp-light falls on blackened walls,
And streams through narrow perforations;
The long beam trails o’er pasteboard scales,
With slow-decaying oscillations.
Flow, current! flow ! set the quick light-spot flying !
Flow, current ! answer, light-spot ! flashing, quivering,
O look ! how queer ! how thin and clear,
And thinner, clearer, sharper growing,
This gliding fire, with central wire
The fine degrees distinctly showing.
Swing, magnet! swing ! advancing and receding;
Swing, magnet! answer, dearest, what’s your final reading ?
O love! you fail to read the scale
Correct to tenths of a division;
To mirror heaven those eyes were given,
And not for methods of precision.
Break, contact ! break ! set the free light-spot flying !
Break, contact ! rest thee, magnet ! swinging, creeping,