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 Larus. cap. 23.

THE bird that is called Larus inha∣biteth somtime in waters and som∣time in the land. Therfore in Aurora it is written.

Latus est fluminis habitator et incola terrae,
Nunc natat vt pisces, nunc volat inslar auis.

That is to vnderstand: Larus dwel∣leth both in riuers and lande, and swim∣meth as a Fishe, and also flyeth as a Bird.

*This is taken for the Sea cobbe, & all other birdes of that kinde. Gesner.