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 Pigmea. chap. 123.

PIgmea is a Country in Inde toward the East, in the mountaines about the Occean. Therein dwell the Pig∣meis, men little of bodie, vnneth two Cubites long, as Isidore sayeth & Ply∣nius also.

The Pigmeis gender in the fourth yeare, and age in the seauenth. These ga∣ther an hoast, and ride vpon Weathers, and fight with cranes, and destroy their neasts, and breake their egges, yt theyr enemies be not multiplied, as Plin. saith lib. 5. ca. De hominibus Indie monstru∣osis. Looke before.

*Pigmei a dwarfish people in the vt∣termost mountaines of Indie (as Plynie sayth) inhabiting in a very wholesome, fertill, and pleasant countrey. In height they are not past one cubite: and their women the fifth yere of their age, beares children, and in the eight they were old. The report is, that riding on Wethers and Goates, armed with bowes and ar∣rows, they go in ye spring time in great companies toward the sea side, to de∣stroy the neasts, egges, and young bréed of Cranes: which otherwise would in∣crese to such multitudes, that they shuld not be able to resist them. Their houses in stéede of tile and thatch, are couered with claye and egge shels.)