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 Blaynes. Cap. 61.

VLcera he called some blaynes,* that spring all about in the bodye, and commeth ofte of the humour that is betwéene the skinne and the flesh: and are called Vlcera, as Constantine say∣eth In fine Viatici: For in the vtter part of the skinne, by sharpnesse of hu∣mour, they make departing of conti∣nuaunce.

The matter of them is subtil moisture of bloud, or of cholar, that cōmeth from the inner parts to the vtter, & anone to the vtter skin of the bodye by vertue & Page  112 strength of kind, or of accident of euills. Suth blaines defyle the skinne, and they make it vnseemely and loathfome: And bréedeth tickeling, itching, and bi∣ting in the flesh, and reaueth the skinne from the flesh. And sometime if they be continuall, they bée messengers and pro∣nostifie the perill of Leprehoode. Who that desireth to bée frée and to be deliue∣red of them, shall not leane to be purged within of hot superfluities of humours, which infect and corrupt the body. Then he shall vse dry bathes, which consume and waste meanelye the humours, that make these blaines in the fleshe, and in the skinne: as quantitie and qualitye asketh. And hée shall spare dronken∣shippe, and too laxatiue dyet. And he shall withdrawe him from trauayle and bu∣sinesse.