¶Of October. Cap. 18.
THer, moneth is October, and hath that name, because he is the viii. af∣ter rainy time, and is called Marizon a∣mong the Hebrewes, and Hiperbeos, a∣mong the Gréekes: and hath .30. dayes His night hath .14. houres, and his daye. 10. which is yet hot in the beginning, but he gréeueth bodies with colde at the cad: and therefore it is said, that in his middle the Sunne commeth in the signe yt is called Scorpio. Scorpio is a worme pleasing in face, and stingeth with the taile. For this moneth is kindly colde and drie: bee dryeth the earth, & dispo∣seth it, & maketh it able to be sowen with séedes: Therefore in Winter séedes bee sowen. And therfore this month is pain∣ted in the lykenesse of a sower, that sow∣eth his séede.