¶Of Streames. chap. 20.
A Streame taketh ye first course straight and continuall of water or of Riuer, and commeth out of the well head, and leaueth no chanell of his way, for he be∣ginneth to run out of the well head, and runneth continually within the boundes of his chanel, til he come into the sea: and diggeth and wasteth his owne ground, & is most couenable to row & saile in, & fee∣deth & nourisheth great fish. For cōmonly the streame hath most fresh water & most cleane ground, & runneth more swiftlye then any other part of ye riuer. And ther∣fore he draweth & beareth forth ships & boates full swiftly, and bundels of trées & wood. And therefore he hath that name Trames, of Traho trahis, or Transmitto transmittis, to bring or to send, or for hée draweth swiftly all thing that is set ther∣in, and bringeth it ouer. And the more fresh the streame is in his owne course, the more swift it is, and the more swift he beareth forth, and draweth all thing with him.