¶Of Pirenea. chap. 122.
PIrenea, is a prouince in Europa, an high lande and full of mountaines. The mountaines thereof, are called, Montes Pirenei, and they stretch from the South toward the West, and depart full great Countreyes a sunder: For those mountaines called Alpes Pirenei, depart betwéene Spaine & Fraunce, as wel France Narbonens as Lugdunēs, & hath Germania in the East side, & I∣taly in the South, and Spayne in the West, and Fraunce in the North. And the mountaines Pirenei haue ye name of ofte fire of lightning: For Pir is Gréeke, and is to say fire, & these moun∣taines Pirenei, be ofte smit with lygh∣tening, as Isidore saith lib. 15. cap. 3. De montibus. Pirenea is head and well of many great riuers, mother of most great woodes, nourse of manye beastes wilde and tame, and containeth veynes of mettall. Therein be strongly fortifi∣ed Cities, Castles and Townes: and therein be nourished many diuers Na∣tions and people, that be diuers both in manners and language, as Herodotus sayeth.
*Pyrenei montes, Mountaines which doe diuide Fraunce from Spaine, & are of a meruailous height.)