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 Virgo. chap. 15.

THE signe that is called Vrgo is ear∣thie, colde, meanly, and a night signe: the first house of Mercurius, and the ex∣altation of Mercury is in the fifth de∣grée therof. Venus is his Lord by day, & the Moone by night, and Mars is partner with them, and is of Triplicitie the se∣cond. His first face is giuen to the Sun, the second to Venus, the thirde to Mer∣curius. Of the parts of man he hath in cure the wombe and guts,* and maketh a faire person, faire eien, faire face, & séeme∣ly, and he swageth the will: and is the house of sicknesse, of seruaunts, men and women, and of beasts, and betokeneth right wisenesse and chaunging from place to place. And this signe is called Virgo, a maide: For a maide is barren, and without fruite: so the Sun entering the part of Zodiacus, that is called Vir∣go,* wasteth with his heate, humour and moisture: and so maketh the earth barren of fruite.