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 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.