¶ Of Amnis, a Riuer. Cap. 4.
AMnis is a Riuer arayed and sette with woods and groues, with trées & bushes, as Isidore saieth, and hath that name Amnis of Amenitate, mirth, for such a place is mery. And ther by grow medicinable hearbes in great plentie, & wilde fowles nestle, and breed in ye course and streame thereof, and wilde beastes take drink and coole themselues in burn∣ing heate, and nigh thereto be léeses and pastures in great plentie, which are long in verdure faire and greene. And there be some riuers, of the which holy Writ maketh speciall mention, as Phison, Gi∣on, Tigris, Dorix, Euphrates, Iordan, & other. And Phison is that riuer that is called Ganges also, as Isidore saith. lib. 13. and hath that name Ganges of a king that is called Gangantes. This Riuer commeth out of Paradise, and passeth a∣bout the lande Eiulatha a Countrey of Inde, & is called Phison, yt is to vnder∣stand, fellowship, for he taketh in it selfe ten riuers: also Phison is to vnderstand changing of mouth, for it chaungeth the qualitie that it hath in Paradise, & that in thrée manner wise, as the Master sai∣eth In Historijs. In colour he is cléere, and some where dimme, and some wher troubly in quantitie. For some wher he is little, and some wher huge and great, and some where wide, and some where straight in feeling, for some where he is colde, and some where hot. In this Ri∣uer is much golden grauell, and manye precious stones. Also in the cliffes and brimmes thereof, grow trées & hearbes with swéete smellyng, and is medici∣nable.
Amnus a Riuer in the Iland Doli∣ca, in Arabia.*