„When men were all asleep the snow came flying,
In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,
Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town.“
— Robert Seymour Bridges British writer 1844 - 1930
London Snow http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/2931.html, l. 1-4 (1890).