This section is from the book "A Library Of Wonders And Curiosities Found In Nature And Art, Science And Literature", by I. Platt. Also available from Amazon: A library of wonders and curiosities.
Ye vapours, hail, and snow,
Praise ye th' Almighty Lord,
And stormy winds that blow
To execute his word. Watts.
Then from aerial treasures downwards pours
Sheets of unsully'd snow in lucid show'rs;
Flake after flake, thro' air thick wav'ring flies
'Till one vast shining waste all nature lies.
Then the proud hills a virgin whiteness shed,
A dazzling brightness glitters from the mead;
The hoary trees reflect a silver show,
And groves beneath the lovely burden low. Broome.