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 signe Taurus. cap. 11.

TAurus,* as Misael saith, is an earth∣ly signe, colde, pight, and a nightye signe, the house of Venus, the second, ex∣altation of the Moone in the fourth de∣grée: Venus is Lorde thereof by daye, and the Moone by night. And Mars is partener with them: and of the Tri∣plicitie Page  126 he is the second.* The first Facies is giuen to Mercurius, the second to the Moone, the third to Saturnus, and hath mastrie of mans body in the necke and in the throate, and giueth large face and crooked, heauie nose and long, large nose∣thrills, heauye eyen, haire standing, and blacke and a greate necke, and maketh a man thamefast, and to walke honestly, and neuerthelesse in vaine & in idlenesse.* And he is the house of substance, and of riches, and possession, of receiuing and giuing, and is called Taurus, a Bull, for a Bull earing maketh the land plente∣ous and rich. Also when the Sunne is in Tauro, land may be eared, and is co∣uenable to be tilled, and to beare fruite, as saith Albumasar. In the first degrée Taurus, ariseth the starre that is called Paluit. In the sixt degrée ye constellation that is called Orion, goeth downe, and the aire chaungeth. In the eight degrée Phades, the seauen starres arise and di∣strouble the aire. In the 16. degrée, the starres that be called Hiades arise, and distrouble the aire.