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 Rinchouia. chap. 127.

RInchouia is a little lande, and stret∣cheth from the citie Maguncia vpon the brinke of the riuer of Rine, betweene mountaines vnto the towne, which is called Pinguia: and is called Rinchouia, of the riuer Renum, that runneth tho∣rough the middle thereof. And though the land be little, yet it is in each clyffe of this Rine, meruailous merry and right plenteous: for it is so faire and goodly; & so incredible plentifull, that it is high delight, pleasure and comfort, not only to them that dwell there, but also to them that passe that waye, and pleaseth and féedeth them as an Ortharde of passing liking, and the ground thereof is so sweet and so fat, that it bringeth foorth right swiftly, fruite and corne, in right great plentie. There in the same field growe apple trees of diuers kindes, and nufs al∣so: & yet notwithstanding so great plen∣tie of fruite, in the same fielde, groweth well good corne. Also diuers trées let not the vines: but in the same little fielde, grow together corne, wine, nuts apples, Corbas, peares, and many other fruites. There be hot wells néedfull medicine to bodies, that spring out of the grounde.

There is much good néedfull to mankind, that were to long to rehearse.