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 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.

Page  218(*Mosa Fluuius, a riuer which is cal∣led the Maze, and runneth betwéene the Dutchye of Brabant, and the lande of Luke.