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 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.