Ice under the Snow is sooner melted and broken than other ice. In some Northern Climates, the wild barbarous People use to cover themselves over with it to keep them warm.
When the sharp Air has begun to freeze a man's Limbs, Snow will bring heat into them again.
If persons Eat much Snow, or drink immoderately of Snow-water, it will burn their Bowels and make them black.
So that it has a warming vertue in it, and is therefore fitly compared to Wool.
Snow has many merits.
In Lapland, where there is little or no light of the sun in the depth of Winter, there are great Snows continually on the ground, and by the Light of that they are able to Travel from one place to another. . . . . At this day in some hot Countreys, they have their Snow-cellars, where it is kept in Summer, and if moderately used, is known to be both refreshing and healthful.
There are also Medicinal Vertues in the snow.
A late Learned Physician has found that a Salt extracted out of snow is a soverei