But if the southern wind provoke the north,For the southern wind preparing the moisture as matter, presently the north wind receives and congeals it. And this is manifest from the consideration of snow; for ere it falls, you shall observe a thin and sharp cold air breathing before it. Aristotle also tells us, that whetstones of lead [?] will melt and run in the winter through excess of freezing cold, merely upon the setting of the water near [p. 317] them. For it is probable that the air compresses and gripes the bodies so close together, that at length it breaks and crumbles them in pieces.
Snow straight will cover all the earth.
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