¶Of Brabantia. chap. 25.
BRabant is a Prouince in the ende of Germanye, and stretcheth to the Countrey of Fraunce, that is called, Gallia Belgica, and hath the Riuer of Rine & Frisia, in the East side, & Brit∣tish & Flaunderish Occean in the North side, and the nether Fraunce in the west side, and the higher Fraunce in the South side. And the water that is cal∣led Mosa runneth by this land, & Scal∣dia the Riuer, entering with floud and ebbe of the Sea, with diuers other smal riuers & fountaines, that moist the land.
This lande in much parte thereof is apte for Uines, it is heighted with Woodes, Downes, Meddowes, and Or∣chardes: it aboundeth of trées that beare fruite, of beastes wilde and tame, as hartes, wilde boares, hares and connies: & in this land be many famous townes. This lande beareth well fruit, and is ful of men of séemelye stature, and fayre of shape: and be men of warre, bolde & har∣die against their enimies, pleasing & qui∣et among themselues, deuout men, good∣ly and benigne.