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 the riuer Albana, and Pharphar. Cap. 10.

OTher Riuers be rehearsed in holye writ,* as Albana and Pharphar, that be riuers of Syria, and runne and passe by Damaske, and by the course and passing thereof, the gardens of Damaske be wa∣tered & moysted, & made plenteous, with multiplication of diuers trées, of corne, hearbes, and grasse. Of these riuers it is written 4. Regum 5.

(*Damascus a famous citie in Siria, supposed to be the first that euer was inhabited.)