Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work?
&c.] The carpenter and joiner, the house or ship builder, are employed in; as to build houses of, make beams, rafters, floors build ships with, make masts of or any vessel or utensil for the use of man? it never is; it is not fit for any such purpose. Pliny F4 speaks of some rarities made of the wood of vines, but not things of common use; and these not of any vines, but of some peculiar ones, favoured by the air and soil or will [men] take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
it is not fit to make a peg of to hang a hat on; and much less for anything that requires more strength.
F4 Nat. Hist. l. 14. c. 1.