Of Capriolo. cap. 23.
CApriolus, as Auicen sayth, is lyke to Hynnulus an Hinde calfe, and this beast chaungeth not his téeth, and when one may perceiue that he hath greate téeth, then it is token of long life, and also of long continuance. And this beast Ca∣priolus hath right fayre and pleasaunt eyen, and also sharpe. Also libro. 8. Ari∣stotle affirmeth & saith, that these beasts Caprioli haue wit when they be woun∣ded, and séeke the hearbe Pulegium Ceri∣num,* and ease thereof to drawe out ar∣rowes out of theyr bodye if they sticke therein. By businesse of running & swift∣nesse of mouing his flesh is discharged of superfluitie of moisture, and his flesh is so made the more tender, & the better to defie, & the better of sauour and smell. For the heuie sauour thereof is taken a∣way, as Constant. sayth. To get meate, this Capriolus climbeth vp from high places, to more high places, and knoweth by smel betwéene wholsome hearbs & vn∣wholesome. And be cheweth his cud, and is cloue footed, and defendeth himselfe in Page [unnumbered] woods and lands from hunters and their houndes, not with his clawes, hornes, and téeth, but onelye with swiftnesse of flight. And so when he is pursued in valleys & in fieldes, hée taketh his course and flyeth: into high places and moun∣taines. In the mountaynes of Iude bée some Caprioli, that cateth hearbes with good smell and sauour, and in theyr féete be certaine hollownesse, in the which cer∣tayne humours bée gathered, and brée∣deth postumes, the which postumes first be riped, and then broken with moouing and with froting, and throwe out of the body with small hairye leaues. And the substauite that is conteined within the skinne, is best of smelling, and most precious among spicerye, and most profitable and vertuous in medicine, as Dioscorides sayth, and Platearius also, & that we call commonly Moricum.