Of Thuringia. chap. 168.
THuringia is a prouince of Germania, in the middle betwéene Saxons and Francos, and Westualls, and hath the Beemes and Saxones in the East side: Francenes and Baua•es in the South side: Sucues and Alsaces in the West: men of the Rine and Westualls in the North. And as the name of the Country meaneth. Thuringia, harde: so the men bée harde, and also most cruell agaynst their enymyes. The Countrye is po∣pulous, and the men bée faire and séeme∣ly of stature, strong of bodye, harde, and steadfast of heart. Their lande is streng∣thened and closed with mountaynes all about, and is full plaine within, and bea∣reth well-corne and fruit, & is not with∣out Uiniardes. There be manye strong castles and townes, not onely in moun∣taines, but also in plaines: there be riuers lakes, and ponds: there is good aire, and there is greate plentie of good pasture: there be many Oxen, Shéepe, and other beasts. There in mountaines be diuerse mettalles mined, as Herodutos sayeth, that sought and left vnsearched no priuy marches of Germania.