Of hoare Frost. chap. 9.
HOare frost (as Aristotle sayth) is va∣pour frosen, or else impression gen∣dered of colde vapour and moyst, not gathered in the bodye of the Clowde, frore in the middle space of the aire, by coldnesse of place and of time, in which is no part of heate, as Aristotle sayth. Therefore in hoare frost is hardnes, that commeth of coldnesse of place & of time, in which it is gendered. For coldnesse draweth and gathereth together the parts of vapours: and so maketh the sub∣staunce of hoare frost, harde. And be∣cause of full great coldnesse, hoare frost is white, and maketh hearbes and flow∣ers, vppon the which it falleth to wy∣ther, and burneth them, and it vanish∣eth awaye by • lyttle beame of the Sunne, and tourneth againe into dewe: For hoare frost is nought else but dew frosen, as Beda sayth. For dewe com∣meth downe to the earth, and taketh by colde of the night, white kinde, hard, and colde: and so turneth it selfe in the vtter part into the substaunce of ye hoare frost, as he saith.