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 Capricornus. Chap. 19.

MIsael sayth, That the signe that is called Capricornus, is earthie, cold, vnstable, a night signe, Saturnus first house. The exaltation of Mars is in ye 28. degree therof. Venus is his Lord by day, and the Moone by night, and Mars is par∣tener with them of Triplicitie, and is the second. The first fate is giuen to Iu∣piter, the second to Mars, the third to the Sunne. In mans body he beholdeth the knées, and giueth small leggers and drye bodyes,* rough face and hairie, guilefull & wrathful. He is called the house of Lord∣ship, of worshippe, of king and of king∣dome, of blie, and of imperie, of riches stollen and hidde Héereof speaketh Al∣bumasar. In the fourth degrée of Capri∣cornus, Cancer ariseth in 38. degrées, the head of Cancer goeth downe, and ye head of Capricornus ariseth. And is called Ca∣pricornus. For as a Goat buck is a beast with hornes standing vpwarde: so the Sunne, when he is in that part of Zodi∣acus, maketh the stinting of the Sunne in the winter, and then he beginneth to stie vpward by signes toward Aries and toward Cancer.