Of a Pond. cap. 16.
A Pond is called Piscina, and is water gathered to féeding of fish, though oft gathering of water without fish, is cal∣led Piscina by contrary meaning, as Isi. saith. To the goodnesse of a pond, néedeth sadnes of ground: also it néedeth cleannes of water, which runneth & commeth ther¦to, & continuall running & comming, for wheras the ground is fennie and mirie, ther well sauored fishes may not be no∣rished, for wher fresh water runneth not nor cōmeth, standing water is soone cor∣rupt: & therfore to renew & refresh ponds, fresh water is led & brought by gutters, conduits & pipes, & the heads of pondes be strengthned wt banks & walls, for the water shuld not passe out too soone. Also some pondes haue streames to water & moyst gardens & orchards. Also néere to ponds, trées & hearbes be fruitfull.