Mushroom (Maplet)

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

Of the Mushrom.

The Mushrom or Toadstoole, in the Greeke is called Mokéton, in Latine Fungus. It hath two sundrie kinds, and both differ in goodnesse, for the one may be eaten: the other is not to be eaten, but is deadly to eate. The first also eftsoones by other meanes, not of himselfe, but taking it of another, becommeth poysonous or deadly. Diascorides saith that this thing sometime commeth to passe through neighbourhood and feloship wither of rustie Iron, or Nayles: or else sometime by rotten and filthie Ragges cast among them, and consumed to dust: sometimes also by harbouring Serpents, such as are all venemous: somtime also through the next neighbourhoode of venemous and inctuous Plants, and so forth.