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588        DE ANIMAL. DOMES.


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De docilitate Equorum.

CAP. XVIII.

Docilitas equorum.                                        QVAM capaces disciplinarum Aquilonares equi sint, primo
                                        aspectu præsens imago demonstrat. Qui enim curiose
                                        student illustrium puellarum venari favores, aut senum
                                        laguentia membra arte juvare contendunt, vt in aperto
                                        campo scamnis deficientibus equos ascendere, vel descendere
Informatio equorum vt genua flectant.                                         possint, modo quo sequitur, mediocres equos, & exiles, ad
                                        genuflexiones informant. Eligunt prodeunte natura
                                        aptioris virtutis juvenes equos, post bimatum, & trimatum,
                                        vnius diei ciborum subtractione macerantes eosdem:
deinde extrahuntur in locum mollem, vt ibidem e fovea genu flectendo comedant
Modus alius. fœnum, vel avenam, & pueros sustineant in dorsum saltantes, ac descendentes: sæpiusque
id fieri solet, vt signo per virgam dato ad tibias, genua flectant patrono in sellam ascensuro.
Quidam etiam in mollissima nive hanc disciplinam docent equos, donec edocti
dorsa sua e consuetudine virginibus, & matronis genuflexionem faciendo, præbuerint
Festa nuptialia plebeiorum equestria. infidenda. Aliquæ etiam plebeiæ sortis puellæ, equos ad hoc officium dispositos
habent: vel aliter, maxime in nuptialibus festis(quæ equestrium pompa ruricolarum
in pagis, tota generatione concurrente & tripudiante, fieri solent) novis
Equi symphonia audita moventur ad saltum. nuptis per pulchros equos concomitantes providetur. Immo & equi certo naturali
instinctu symphonia audita, moventur ad gesticulamenta: quod & Plinius lib.
VIII. attestatur. Certum etiam est, equos naturali lege propagationem horrere in
Equi horrent in cestum congressum. propinquiori sexu: contra quam qui errore decepti secus fecerant, seipsos præcipitando
interemerunt. Sed illis dimissis, dum senibus in campo scabellum non est
equos descendendi, vel ascendendi, tunc fideles servi dorsotenus se inclinant,
Vt domini ascendant pro aptiori commoditate: talesque famuli ab omnibus
pro tanta fide recipiunt laudem, immo & patroni filiam
matrimoniali fœdere in consortem.


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