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 Midia, chap. 103.

MIdia is an Ilande in the Prouince of Irelande, and standeth in the middle place, as it is aide. And hath that name of a thing that departed the lande, euen in this partes among fiue daugh∣ters. And kept that parte of the Ilande, as his 〈…〉 vse, vs best and most noble place of the Countrye: And therefore as mouing Irish men that portion is s eal∣led Media, as it were in the middle of other landes about. In this Countrye is good grounde to beare corne and fruit. Therein is plentye of pasture and of beasts, of Fish and of Flesh, of But∣ter and Chéese, and of milke, and of other victualles. Therein bée good River, Wells and lakes, of manye effectes and vertues, as it is sayd, and ther is liking, aspect, good nyre and wholesome: And is right strange in the vtter partes with woodes, and marreys, and multitude of strong Castles and townes: for the com∣mon speach: this Countrie is called the chamber of Ireland. For peace is there continually.

Mydia, an Ile named also Delos.