Of Angells. Chap. 1.
MAlach in Hebrew, Ange∣lus in Gréeke, Nuncius in Latine, is to bée vnder∣stoode, a messenger in English. For by warning of Angells men knowe Gods will, and so Angelus is a name of office and not of kinde. And Ange∣lus is a Spirit: but when God sendeth him forth, then hée is first properly na∣med Angelus. Painters paint Angells with wings because of their swiftnesse of flight. And so simple men knowe the swift working of Angells by that man∣ner of painting. And for the same cause in the olde time, Poettes painted the winde with wings, as saith Isid. lib. 7. Chap. 7.