Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Damula. cap. 35.

DAmula and Dama also is a wilde Goate, as Papias saith. And libro. 12. Isid. saith, that the wild Goate is called Damula, and is a fearfull beast, and dare not fight, & so cannot defend him but by flight, and in stéede of armour and we∣pon, this wilde Goate hath ablenesse & lightnesse to runne and to fly. And Mar∣cianus sayth.

Dente tuetur Aper, defendunt cor∣nua Ceruum.
Imbelles Damae, quid nisi praeda sumus?

The Bore defendeth him with tuskes, and the Hart with hornes, and we wilde Goates fight not, what be we but pray? Page  360 The wilde Goate loueth mountaines & woodes, and eateth medicinall hearbes & grasse, with good smell, and gathereth and biteth crops and stalkes of twigs, and of and of branches, and when he is woun∣ded, he eateth Dragantea, and taketh so the arrow out of the bodie.* The bloude thereof is medicinall, as Plin. sayth libr. 28. for it softneth sinews that be shronk, and doth away ache of the ioynts, and smiteth and putteth out venime. Ser∣pents hate and flye the wilde Goate, & may not suffer the breath of him, as hée saith. This Goate is most sharpe of sight, and swifte of course and of run∣ning. Looke before in eodem, De Caprea agrosti.