Of Assiria. chap. 3.
ASsiria is a Country and prouince of Asia, and hath that name of Assur the sonne of Sem, that first dwelled ther after the floud. This Prouince hath Indie in the East side, and stretcheth to ye country of Media in the South side: and hath in the West the riuer Tigris, and in the North the hill that is called mount Caucasus. Where be the gates of Cas∣pic, as Isidore sayth liber. 15. Also out of that country came first ye vse of porpute, the ointmentes both of haire and of bo∣dies: also odours and smells: and there∣of sprang the lecherye of Romanes, and of Greekes, as Isidore sayth. And is a land most temperate in temperate coun∣tries: But in many places in the vtter∣most ends from distemperate places, the land is vnpassible in beasts and serpents, & also in manners of men, as Psini. saith li. 3. Where he discribeth the •creenesse of the men. The Assinalis dwelled in this prouince, & hath that name of Assur: they were most mightie people, and helde in olde time the middle country of the land from Euphrates vnto the ende of Indie, as Isidore saith. li. 19.
(*Assyria, a region in Asia; called now Syria, in english Surrey, which marcheth on ye East vpon Indie, on ye West vpō yePage [unnumbered] noble riuer of Tygris on ye south; it hath the country Media, on the North, the hil Caucasus. Assur a city in India, buil∣ded by king Salomon.