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.

¶How diuers vertues are infused into diuers indiuidualls, euen of one selfe kinde.

THere are also singular & wonderfull endowments as well in many of in∣diuidualls,* as in the specialls, euen from the figure of heauenly things & seituati∣on of the starres: for euery indiuidual, when he beginneth to be vnder a deter∣minate Horoscope & heauenly constel∣lation, draweth therwithall with his be∣ing, a certain wonderful vertue of wor∣king, & suffering a wōderfull thing, euen besides that whith it hath from his spe∣ciall, as well by ye influence of heauenly things, as by the obedience of ye matter, of things generable to the soule of the world, which doubtlesse is such, as the obedience to our bodies, is our soules: for we féele yt in our selues, which wée conceiue to euerye forme, cur bodye is mouch pleasantly, or fearfully, or by fli∣eng away: so oftentimes ye soule celesti∣all, when they conceiue diuers things, then ye matter is moued therevnto tho∣rough obedience. So in Nature, manye things appeare monsters, by ye imagina∣tions of ye vppermost mouings: so also, not only things naturall, but somtimes also things artificiall, conceiue diuers vertues, & this hapneth most of al, if the soule of ye worker bend it selfe thereto. Wherfore Auicenna saith, what things soeuer are done héere, they must néedes vs before in ye mouings & conceptions of the stars & Orbes: so are ther in things, diuers effects, inclinations & manners, not only framed by the varietie of the matter, but of the varietie of the influ∣ence, and of the diuersitie of the forme: Page  172 and this same not through ye specifical, but through ye perticular & proper diuersitie. And the degrées of those are diuersly di∣stributed by God, ye very first cause of al, (who continuing one selfe same, distri∣buteth to euery one as him listeth) with whom notwithstanding the second cau∣ses, & the Angelicall & the heauenly cau∣ses do worke, setting in order the bodily matter, & other things cōmitted to them charge, wherefore God infuseth all ver∣tues, through the soule of the worlde, yet by a peculiar vertue, of Images and ru∣ling intelligencies, & by a concourse & a certaine peculiar & harmonicall consent of the beames and aspects of the starres.