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 Mithilene, chap. 105.

MIthiline is an Iland in the sea A∣〈…〉 by the which lande men 〈…〉 Cipred into Italye, and •• is ••• to come to this Ilande Iy Bithala •••h it a cliffe stret∣ch dignitie the Sea, and the Sea is de∣parted and decade as it were double by esting in ••••th or of grauell. And so∣shi 〈…〉 on the grauell be soone bo••〈…〉in Act. A∣post 〈…〉 in the text and in the 〈…〉 though the ••• of that ••e be••••••• be they shawn and cure∣tions to 〈…〉 that goe there to worke, as mention is made there〈…〉Paule when he sai∣led ••• ar••ne,* there e scaped the 〈…〉 called 〈…〉 leaped out of the fire, & hung on Paulas hand, and be swang the Adder into ye fire, and so the Aper was adt. And also Paule did there many miracles, as it is said Act.••.

(*This owe the called Mitheline of the 〈…〉 of thier books in his •••e doth declare hat baroinesse of the speath then vsed. The Ile is nowe called after the Gréekes phrase Meteline, and Mel∣ta, and last of all, Maltatnowe vnder the gouernement of the Turke. In this Ile was the Apostle Saint Paule bit∣ten of the Uiper, and escaped, death Act. 18.)