Willow (Maplet)

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

Of the Willow tree.

The Willow tree in Latin is called Salix a Saliendo, for his swift skipping and comming up. The best prayse that it hath given him is, for that the more he is powled and cut downe, the better a greate deale he prospereth. His second praise is for ministring oftentimes meate to the Cattaile.