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.


*THe varietie of opinions concerning the Heauens, doe manifest the in∣certaintie of humane skill: neuerthelesse wise men espie, that where ther is cause of learning, so long laborious studies are not spent in vaine, as appeareth by these thrée seueralls, p. C. Carlile.

The number of spheres, as the truth is, and as Plato and Aristotle de∣scribeth them.

Nouus iste orbis, qui & Firniamen∣tum dicitur, Aristotle vocatur pri∣mum mobilē, seu supremuscibis.

The first (for lacke of the figures) is the seate of the holy and blessed Trini∣tie, God the Father, his Sonne Iesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost the thirde person, the Archangells, Powers, Po∣tentates, and Angelles, the soules of the Elect, which are departed in the Lorde and Sauiour Iesus Christ.

The second: the twelue Signes. The third, the seauen Planettes: these con∣tatrie seauen heauens. Then followeth the foure Elements: whereof the earth is lowest. The twelue Circuies are vnder, and inclosed of coelum Empe∣rium.

Some of the Mathematicians, omit the burning heauen, and adde the tenth, which they call Primum mobile, and the ninth, which they call, Secundum mobile, as thus: Primum mobile, se∣cundum mobile, Firmamētum, Saturne, Iupiter, Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercury, Luna, Ignis, Aire, Aqua, Terra.

The Schoole men omit the seate of God, & in the place of it, they put thrée moe, as appeareth in this resitall. The ninth Coelum Aqueum, or Christalli∣num, or Adamantium, the waterish, or ycie, or harde heauen, as harde as an Adamant stone. The tenth Primum mobile. The eleuenth, Coelum Empe∣rium, the burning Heauen: Coelum Emperium, Primum mobile, Coelum Aqueum Christallinum Adaniantiom, Firmamentum, saturne, Iupiter, Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercurius, Luna, Ignis, Ayer, Aqua, Terra.