Goshawk (Maplet)

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

Of the Goshauke.

The Goshauke is a Birde of farre better stomack than claw: and is called Accipiter of a certaine greedie desire, she hath to catch the other small Birdes. She is verie extreme and sore towards hir yong. For after that they be once feathered, and are able to flie abroade, she hath them forth with hir, and beateth them in the ayre with hir winges, and is somewhat rigorous to make them seeke their meat alone. And so by sharpe usage they have no joy to tarie with their Dam, but everie one goeth his way, and provideth best for himself.