Cat (Maplet)

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

Of the Cat

The Cat in Latin is called Cautus, warie or wise. In Greeke she is named Galiootes, with the Germaines Kaiz. She is to the Mouse a continuall enemie, verie like to the Lyon in tooth and clawe: and useth to pastime or play with the Mouse ere she devoureth hir. She is in hir trade and maner of living very shamefast: alwayes loving clenlinesse. There is a kinde hereof called the wild Cat, which of all things is annoyed with the smell of Rue, and the Almond leafe, and is driven away with that sooner then with any other thing.