Of the hill Riphei. chap. 32.
HIgh mountaines that bée in the head of Germanie, be called Montes Ri∣phei, as Isidorus saith: And they haue that name of continuall blasts and strong réesing of winde and of tempestes. For Ripheus is Gréeke, and is vnderstoode a strong blast: and they be called Alpes, that is vnderstood mountaines. To the toppes of them is no way, but high féete of downes, and of other lower moun∣taines. And in these high mountaines is Snowe alway, manye clowdes, heades, springs of welles, and of greate riuers, and beastes fierce and wilde, and manye manner of Birdes and Fowles with winges, that shine by night, as Isidore sayth.