¶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.