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 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.