How Cattes Knowe of Tymes toe Come

Theire bee ſubtile ones amonge Owr Longſeruauntes (of  wch yow maie lerne moare in my Firſt Writt) whoe ſeme allmoſte toe vnder ſtande ovr Catte Speche and some tymes euen ovr ſecrete Bokes. We haue hearde them ſpeking of oure lerned diſcourſe on Longſeruauntes and ſaeinge yt wee wronge them wt ovr wordes. Thei lyk not toe heare them ſelues cald Seruauntes, for in theyr mad folie thei think thei them ſelues Kynges and Quenes. Thei wyſhe vs (for ſoothe) toe ſtile them Humanes (at ye least whanne thei canne heare vs) hence wee resolue ſoe to doe vnleſs thei be owt of heringe & ſyghte.

Theire bee thoſe amonge theſe Humāes whoe maie not knowe, lokinge in my boke, howe tyme runneth on diuerſe pathes for humane beastes and for Cattes. Thei maie wonder at my talke of Land Fyſshe, ſayeing thei wolde neuer beleiue ther were anie Land Fyſshe in ye tyme of ye .iii. Quenes yclept Cat & ye .iii. other Quēes & ye verie fatt Kynge.

But I tel yow Cattes tyme runneth in & owt of humane tym and wee can glimps muche that ye Humanes maie not perceiue until manie humane yeares be past. Anie catt can ſe ſyghts yt ye Humanes wot not. Euen ye wyſeſt Dames amonge ye Humanes them selues wil tel yow cattes can ſe in ye darke & ye fvtvre be darke ergo we may perceiue thinges yt ye weake eyd Humanes can not.

Ye Lande Fyſshe in Tyme Toe Come

Lande Fyſshe be shut vp in uerie harde shels wowt euen a movthe or an eie. Thei can not propel ymselues as other Fyſshe can doe. Thei doe not liue in ye seas riueres or pondes & howe thei liue is a miſterie toe owr wiſeſt Philoſopheres. But ye Humanes doe knoe the secretes of wher toe finde them and thus ye Humanes erne theyr kepe. And ye Hvmanes being svbtile in theyr owne faſshione haue fownde waies to brake in toe ye shels & wynkle thē owte. Thus doe thei fynde uſe for theyr ſtraunge drie tonges yt growe vpon theyr pawes in stead of clawes.

Lyke vntoe othere Ffyſhes the Lād Fyſshe uſeth not to ſpeke or crie owt. But gret Doctores of Naturall Philoſophye lyken ym som what toe ye Swanne that kepeth his counſell vntill ye howre of hys Deathe & than (as yt wer) ſummeth vp hys lyf entyre in a ſingle ſonge. For ye Land Ffyſshe allsoe makyth but one crie in hys lyf & that be ye worde Kshrmmmpt the whyche ys vnknowen in anie tongue of Cattes Humanes or Beastes. Whan that we Cattes heare that crie wee hasten toe ye haruest ſynginge hymnes of prayse & ſonges of reioycing yt we had from our Dams & Grandams of aunciente tymes.

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