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 September. Cap. 17.

THe ninth month is called September, and hath that name, because hee is the vii. month of temperate rayne, that is to vnderstand after March: for then ofte is plentie of raine. And this month is called Tarsa among the Hebrewes, & Corios among the Gréekes: and hath xxx. dayes: his night hath twelue houres, and his day xii. In this month is euen∣nesse of daye and night in haruest time: for in the middle thereof the sunne com∣meth into the signe that is called Libra. And this month is the ende of summer, and beginning of Haruest. In this mo∣neth, Grapes be ripe: and therefore hée is painted in a vineyeard, as a Gardener gathering grapes in a basket. And this month is chaungeable and vnstedfast. In his beginning heate is strong, and withdraweth and abateth in his end: and hath haruest coldnesse. Among the He∣brewes this month was full solemyne. For among them the seuenth daye, the seuenth month, and the seuenth yeare, were in great worship.