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"Much attention...fall of snow" is from para 2. page. 15. The rest is me.
From Snowflakes: a chapter from the book of nature. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.