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320 of the Nature and Complexion of Blacke Hounds.
fronge or swifte as the others are and princes cannot so muche delighte in them for fundrye causes. One cause is, for that they doe muche feare the thronge of the huntesmen, and they are troubled with they're noyse; for as muche as they are hotte, and of a greate courage, and put themselves quickley out of breath, hearing the crye and noise of the hunters. Another cause is, that they feare heate, and doe not greatly ef. teeme a chace, whiche doubleth or turneth before them ; but if the chace holde endlonge, you fhall hardely finde better or fwifter houndes, although they be very opinionate, harde to beJeeve they're huntsmen, and verie eafilie inclined to change, because of their heate and follie, and because of the greate compasses whyche, they caste when
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good, especially those that are cole blacke, but I make no greate accompte to breede on them, or to keep the kynde ; and yet I founde once a book, which a hunter did dedicate to a prince of Lorayne, which seemed to
love hunting, wherein was a
blazone, which the same hunter gave to his blood hounde, called Soygllarde, which was white.