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 Dorix. Chap. 8.

THe Glose super Eccle. 14. saith, that Dorix is a riuer, and hath another name, and is called Arxis, or Arpsis, a riuer of Armenia, and riseth & commeth out of the same hist with Euphrates, and hath yt name for his swéetnesse & might. He ouercommeth & throweth downe all thing, that is in his waye, as Isidore saith libro. 13. And so when Alexander would passe there ouer, he made a bridge Page  [unnumbered] theron, and the riuer arose with so great strength and violence, that it all to brake despiously ye bridge. This riuer ariseth a lyttle from the head of Euphrates, and runneth thence to the Sea, that is called Mare Caspuim, as Isidore saith. And is called Dorix among the Gréekes, of a part of their lande, for in that countrey where that riuer runneth, their language is called Lingna Dorica. The Glose saith super Ecclesiasticum. 14. This ri∣uer seemeth as it were an arme of Ti∣gris, or els of Euphrates, or els of ey∣ther: for it springeth and riseth out of the same Well in Armenia. Therefore it is sayd, that he hath plentie of preci∣ous stones, and of wel sauoring hearbs, which be couenable to medicines: For Dorix is to be vnderstoode, medicine of generation. Also he saith, that he com∣meth out of Paradise by mouing of Ti∣gris and Euphrates.