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LIBER DECIMVS        351

De industria natantium.


CAP. XXIIII.


                                        CASTRA etenim hostilium exercituum ita naturæ præsidioCastra naturaliter munita.
                                        sæpius, quam in scopulis, et campis statuuntur, vt operæ
                                        pretium sit exquisita calliditate, et astu non minus contra naturæ
                                        munitionem, quam hostis potentiam decertare. Nec
                                        dissimili, aut minori sagacitate opus est, vbi longiores amnium
                                        pontes æstu, vel hoste subito destructos intuentur: quiaPontes rupti impediunt bella.
                                        tunc vti nequeunt noctis beneficio ad evitandum lignea
                                        fragmenta, aut palos ripis infixos: sed prima aurora radios
                                        lucis immittente, quando equi jumentaque vegetiores nocturnVires vegetiores veniunt nocturna quiete.
quiete resumpserant vires. Interiora vero regni vada tempore hostili acutissimis
sudibus sub aquis muniunt, ne equites natando suscipiant ripam. Verum ne subnatantibusRegulæ natantium.
equis vllam vim sessores hujusmodi inferant, regulas adhibent singularesEquites brevi momento spirant natando.
videlicet vt genua, & pedes dorsotenus elevent in equis, vt aërem in respirando
quam brevissimum capiant, veluti suffocandi, vtque immobiles se contineant,
frenaque liberrima, & longa jumentis relaxent, lanceasque, & tela aquis innatantiaLanceæ ducuntur super aquas.
ducant, & popismate, quo inter pabulandum vti solent, stimulent ad celeritatem.
Reliquam equorum non inutilem disciplinam require inferius inter animalia cap. dePopisma.
equorum pullis edomandis. Etiam quæ Virgilius meminit de bonitate equi: Equi boni sic notantur.
Primus & ire viam, & fluvios tentare minaces
Audet, & ignoto sese committere ponti. Equi enervantur.
Equos vero non assuetos, aut doctos ad natandum, saucios poplite absciso, ne hostibus
sint vsui, enervant, domumque natando corporeis viribus sese recipiuntEqui recentes aptantur.
ad aliud littus, vbi novi, recentesque caballi ad prælium
aptissimi, semper occurrunt: nec minus liberale
stipendium illico paratum est pro
recreatione tot difficultatum
perstrenue superatarum.


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