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 Nouember. cap. 19.

THE eleuenth month is Nouember, and hath that name, because hée is the ninth after reinye time, and is called Caseu among the Hebrewes, and Dyos among the Gréekes: And hath thirtye dayes. His night hath 16. houres, and his day eight. This month for his coldnesse thirleth inward, & gréeueth bodies right sōre. And therefore it is sayde, that in the middle of this month the Sun com∣meth into the signe that is called Sagit∣tarius, the Archer. This month with his drinesse and cold, constraineth & bindeth & drieth, & maketh leaues of trées fall. And closeth & stoppeth pores in beasts. And ga∣thereth humours inwarde, and fréeseth them, and gréeueth & pricketh. Therefore at that time beastes waxe fat and tallo∣wie, and namelye swine. And therefore this month is painted as a churle bea∣ting Okes, and féeding his Swine with mast and Akornes.