¶Of the Riuer Dorix. Chap. 8.
THe Glose super Eccle. 14. saith, that Dorix is a riuer, and hath another name, and is called Ar•xis, or Ar•psis, 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 despi•ously 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.