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 Neomenia. chap. 27.

AMong the Hebrewes Neomenia,* and a new Moone is all one, and was so∣lempnly holden in Kalends of the Mo∣neths, in the worship of our Lorde, that renueth all ordinaunces. And as nations did in the beginning of moneths in wor∣ship of the feigned Goddesse Diana and Iuno, the Hebrewes did in worshippe of the Creator in Kalends of monethes.

And therefore the beginning of moneths be called Kalende, as it were worship∣ping, as Isidore sayth. Or hée hath that name of Calo in Gréeke, that is to vn∣derstand calling: for the comming of this Page  150 this solempnitie shoulde be knowen by Trumpets and Clarions And by trum∣ping the people wer called to this feast, that is called Neomenia. This Feast was right high and holy: and therefore it was worshipped with spirituall hosts and offerings. And the people were called speciallye to meate and to Feast with trumpes and clarions in the Ka∣lendes

(*Also of the Prime the common rule is, that Sunday Prime is dry weather. Munday prime wet. Teusday prime, cold and windie, Wednesdaye tempestuous, Thursday faire and cléere. Friday chan∣geable, Saterday, rainie, the thrée dayes from the chaunge, is the prime day.

How many miles the Moone is from the earth, and euery Planet from other.

As some haue published, it is from the Moone. 15750. miles.

From the Moone to Mercury, is .12812. miles.

From Mercury to Venus as many miles.

From Venus to the Sunne, is .23437 miles and a halfe.

From the Sunne to Mars, is .15725. miles.

From Mars to Iupiter, is .78721. miles.

From Iupiter to Saturne, as manye miles.

From Saturne to the Firmament, is 120485 miles.

The whole summe from the earth to the firmament, is .280734. miles and a halfe.