Envy is not likely to be found among brutes, whose
fancies are not moved by the apprehensions of each other's
good or evil; neither can they be spirited with the notions
of glorious or dishonorable, by which envy is chiefly stirred
up. Yet they have mutual hatred; they kill each other,
and wage most incredible wars. The eagles and the
dragons fight, the crows and the owls, yea, the little titmouse and linnet; insomuch that it is said, the very blood
of these creatures, when slain, will by no means be mixed;
but though you would temper them together, they will
immediately separate again. The lion also vehemently
hates the cock, and the elephant
; but this probably proceeds from fear; for what they fear, the same are
they inclined to hate.
We see then herein a great difference betwixt envy and
hate, that the one is natural to brutes, but they are not at
all capable of the other.