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LIBER XVIII.        617

vt hæres nil habeat: ita ii, qui ad luxum emerunt pelles eas, vermibus consumendas
citius, quam hæredibus possidendas adservant. Nec satis feliciter ignaræ mulieres
Italicæ odoratui subiiciunt has pelles zebellinas, ob rationes silentio potiusPelles zebelli vitiosæ.
premendas, quam aperiendas: eo quod est majora vitia insunt, quam bonæ virtutes,
ne crebrioribus Senatusconsultis, propter inanes sumptus arcendos, opus sit
vbi rei malitia patet.
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De Hermelinis, quos secundum Plinium mures Ponticos opinor.

CAP. XX.

                                        CONDVNTYR (vt Plinius lib. VIII. cap.
                                        XXXVII. scribit ) in hyeme Pontici mures, & ii
                                        duntaxat albi: quod qualiter intelligi poterit, saluus fit sensus
                                        vnicuique, sine injuria tamen naturæ philosophanti. Si
                                        hyeme clauderentur, & asperrimo gelu, nunquam appareret
                                        albissima pellis hujus bestiolæ, quæ æstate subrusa videturPelles hermelinæ in hyeme albissimæ.
                                        in fine Maii, quando deposita albedine, propagationi
                                        intendit inter novas herbas, prout fateor me obiter inter
                                        equitandum vidisse apud Helsingos populos Septentrionales
M. D. XVIII. ita vt in congressu propter nimiam conjunctionem, in cursuFœtor pessim’ in congressu.
velocissimo cohærerent, atque dentibus stricterent, tantum fœtorem in magna parte
sylvæ diversarum arborum ( quia ibidem plures congrediebantur ) relinquentes, vt
vix meminerim me deteriorem sensisse vnquam. Asserit idem Plinius lib. X. cap.
LXV. mures lambendo generari: quod in his animalibus simile vero haud videtur:
quia more communi bestiarum coëunt, licet volens taceo modum copulationis.
Hæ autem bestiolæ singulo quoque triennio, vt in plurimum præ nimia comestionePelles ampliantur.
ad maximum lucrum mercatorum ampliantur. ac prolongantur in pelle: quod
eo modo nedum in Norvegia, sed & in prædicta Hessingia, atque vicinis provinciis
diœccesis Vpsalensis evenit, scilicet vt bestiolæ quadrupedes, Lemmar, vel LemmusLemmar, vel Lemus.
dictæ, magnitudine soricis, pelle varia, per tempestates & repentinos imbres ex
cœlo decidant: incompertum vnde, an e remotioribus insulis, & huc vento delatæ


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