Bear (Maplet)

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This is the entry for bear from Maplet's A Greene Forest.

Of the Beare.

The Beare with hir mouth & licking, bringeth hir yong which be at the first without al fashion, to that forme which they have: and is called Ursus as Isidor reporteth, quod ortos digerat lanbendo, for that by often licking, she bringeth everie parte in them to an order. The best in all the whole kinde is as we find, for that she can play the Phisition for hir selfe: for the being crased and distempered within hir bodie, useth hir claw for a spade, and digeth up Emmets or Ants out of the ground, which being taken, she immediatlye recovereth.