Silkworm (Maplet)

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

Of the Silkeworme.

The Silkeworme is the Tree or his braunches worme, by whose web weaving silkes are made. Sh is called Bombix, for that she leaveth nothing in hir bellie but emptie ayer whilest she is about spinning of hir threade.