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 the dignitie of man. Ca. 3.

HEereafter it followeth to speake of the properties of man, and first of his childhoode and of his generation and getting. For his making and creation is more excellent, than the making of other beastes: by so much that man is more worthy than other beasts, not one∣ly in soule, but also in most temperate complection of the body. For Aristotle libro.2. saith, like as a gobbet or a péece of golde or of siluer, is in comparison to the money with perfect coyne, so be all dispositions of other beastes, in com∣parison to man, if comparison be made betwéene them and man. And therefore for that man is the worthiest of all cre∣tures, kinde ordeineth wittely and wise∣ly to giue to man diuers members and noble, to accorde to diuers noble work∣ings. Therfore of his creation & making touching the body, somwhat shortly shal be treated and said.