Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Death. Cap. 2.

DEath is called Mors, for that it is bit∣ter: or it hath that name of Mars, that is fained to make death. Isid. spea∣keth of thrée manner deaths. The first is bitter, the seconde too soone, the thirde commeth in time. The first is death of children, the seconde of striplyngs, the thirde kindly, and is death of olde men. Euery dead body is called Funus or Ca∣dauer, a carrion. It is called Funus, of Funibus, ropes: for men in olde time, bare ropes burning, with wore: about them, before a poore mans beyre. And Cadauer, carrion hath ye name of Cade∣re to fal, for the dead body falleth and is throwen into the graue. And it is cal∣led than Detunctus, for it hath left the office of lyfe. And it is called epultus, put aside, for it is put aside and buryed. Hue vsque Isidorus. li. Seeke the other properties of death farthermore in the ende of this sixt booke, in the chapter treating of the infirmities.

Death is an eternall sleepe,* a disso∣lution of the body, a terior of the rich, a desire of the poore, a thing inherita∣ble, a pilgrimage vncertaine, a sepera∣tion of the liuing: Death is the scorge of all euill, & the chiefe reward of the good: Secundus.