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 a Meede. cap. 51.

A Méede hath plentie of heye to féede beastes with, and is called Pratum in Latine, and the olde Romanes gaue thereto that name: for it is a place alway ready and prest, and néedeth not trauel of tilling, as Isidore sayth. And such pla∣ces be called Prata, for they be alwaye readie to beare grasse and hey, and Prata, méedes, be watred and moysted with riuers, streames, and wells. And for plen∣tie of humours it giueth alway feeding and nourishing to moares and rootes of hearbes. And meedes be springed with hearbes and grasse, and flowres of diuers kind: and therefore for fairenesse & gréene springing that is therein, it is saide, that méedes laugh. Also méedes for they bée greene, they bée lyking to the sight, and for swéete odour, they bée liking to the smell, and feeding the tast with sauour of theyr hearbes and of theyr grasse.

Hearbes and flowres of méedes giue ho∣nie to Bées, and bréed plentie of milke in beasts & in flocks, & heale woundes, and remedie against diuerse sicknesses and euills.