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 certaine properties of the Moone. Cap. 30.

ALso the Moone hath some proper∣ties, which he not full good, as well in substance as in effect: for that he hath substanciall darknesse, because yt he hath no light of himselfe, as other Planets haue: and he is most vnstable, for no starre passeth so about by all the partes of Zodiacus, as the Moone doth. And al∣so of euill willed starres and grieuous, he taketh euill qualyties and griefes: for as Ptholomeus saith, the Moone with euill Planets is euill.

Also the Moone by his sitting betwéene vs and the Sunne, taketh from vs the cléere lyght of the Sunne: and when the Moone commeth into the shadowe of the earth, he léeseth his lyght and faire∣nesse, and perfection. Also for he is nigh to fat ayre and to the earth, he taketh a fowle sleke and vnseemelye, of shad∣dowe,* of the ayre, and of infect ayre, as Marcianus saith. Also the farther the Moone goeth fro-warde to the Sunne, the more light he taketh and cléerenesse, in the side that is towarde the earth: and the more he fayleth and abateth in light in the side that is toward heauen. Also he hath many euill effectes and doinge, for as Ptholomeus saith, The Moone maketh a man vnstable, changeable,* and remouing about from place to place.

And be maketh a man euill disposed and disordered in the eyen, and he maketh in a man the one eye more then that other, or he maketh him looke a squint, & some we or a Pearle in the one eye, and hée sayth more heereto, that a man in whose complection the constellation of yt Moone hath masterie, shall not be without de∣fault or a wem in his eye, & that happe∣neth by reason of yt passing moysture of ye Moone, that is nigh to the eyen, & dis∣poseth the humors of the eyen to so euil and shrewde qualitie. Also it is sayd in lib. Milala••• cap. 5. that the Eclipse of the Moone, if it be in Winter, in colde signes, betokeneth passing coldnesse and great binding in earth and in ayre, and in waters, and if it be in watry signes, it betokeneth full great plentie of raine & of water: & if it be in nirie signes, it betoke∣neth perit of tempest & of windes. Ptho∣lomeus & Albumasar say, that the Moone when he is in yt secōd signe after yt ascen∣dent,* betokeneth discomfort, wo, sorrow, & losse of cattel by théeues & robbers. Also in the fourth signe, & in the art, and in the right, he betokeneth wrath, anguish, with drawing, & chaungeablenesse of ye people, & betokeneth the tenth signe, yt who yt then beginne to rebell shall be soone set down and in ye twelfth, he betokeneth let, strife, hardnesse, & prison of friends. And in all other houses & signes he hath good effect, and betokeneth good, namelye if he be in companye with good Planettes. Page  135 By diuers age of the Moone, menstruall humours in women moue, and braine in heasts, and diuers passions be excited in bodies by vertue of the Moone, as it fa∣teth in them that haue the fallyng euil. This that is sayd of the properties of the Moone, and of other Planettes is sufficient for this time.