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 Aprill. Cap. 12.

THe fourth moneth is Aprill, and is called Hiar among the Hebrewes, Xandicos among the Gréekes: And hath thirtie dayes. His night hath ten Page  [unnumbered] houres, and his daye xiiii. and is called Aprilis in Latine, as it were Aperilis: for that time all things open, and then burgen flowers, and leaues spring and come out of the earth and of trées, and therfore Aprill is painted bering a flow∣er.* For in that moneth the earth begin∣neth to be closed and arraied with flow∣ers. And this month is called Aprilis, as it were Asfrondilis of Affron, that is, séede: for that time the pores of the earth being opened, the fieldes be apt to be cared and tilled, & apt to receiue séede, when the Sunne about the middle of March, commeth into the signe, that is called Taurus, the Bull.