¶Of Propagine. ca. 118.
PRopago, propaginis, is a young braunch of a vine, that springeth of a slip of a vine that is new set in ye ground, as Isidore saith. The highest braunches of a vine are called Flagella, for they bee wagging with blastes of winde, and be set and pight in the ground to make the vine to spread, or to multiplye newe vines.
Page [unnumbered]And thereof springeth new plantes and branches of Uines, and these braunches be called Propagines, for Propaginate, is to vnderstand, to ses and plant vines, and put new branches in the ground, that new vines may spring thereof, to make the Uineyard spred wide and large: for Propagate is to say, spred and spring, as Isidore saith.
Also Uine branches bent downe in∣to a grippe of earth, and hid with earth, conceiueth vertue of generation, and bea∣reth new braunches, and so the vertue of generation leaf is aboue in the braun∣ches, breaketh out some and some, by ver∣tue of hence that turneth outwarde into the braunches. And some of that vertue, is bene downe to the ground, & is med∣led with earth, and tourneth into rootes, and therof springeth new braunches, and draweth nourishing and séeding of the same rootes, and turneth all into rootes at the la•e, • feedeth continually the veynes that spring, & ye mother feedeth ye daugh∣ter r•••• that that so tooke first feeding & nourishing is by crafte tourned & chaun∣ged into the kinde of a nourse: For the braunch that first tooke feeding of ye roote, is nowe, chaunged and become a roote, and nourisheth and féedeth all the bran∣ches that spring thereof, as the mother nourisheth the daughter, as Gregorye sayeth.