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 Choa. chap. 44.

Page  [unnumbered]CHoa that is called Choes also, is an Iland, and belongeth to the Prouince of Athica: therein Hippocrates the phi∣sition was borne. And this land was first endowed with cloth making, as he saith. Also in that Ilande be noble horses, of whom Salomon had greate ioye in olde time, as it is said 3. Reg.* wher it is said, that horse were brought to him out of Choa.

(*Salomon had horses brought forth of Aegypt, and of Coa, which in the Eng∣lish translations is lefte out. (The Ile Coa.)

*Hippocrates the name of a most excellent Phisition, scholler to Democra∣tes, & liued in the time of Perdicas king of Macedonia, in his court. Artaxerxes king of Persia, wrote of Hippocrates in this manner, to Hystanes his liuetenant of Hellespont, as Gwydas witnesseth. The greate king Artaxerxes to his liue∣tenant Hystanes sendeth gréeting. I haue heard of the same of the noble phisition Hippocrates, sée therefore that thou giue him as much mony as he wil desire, wt al other things necessary, & send him to me: he shalbe in as great honor wt me, as the best in all Persia, &c. He died béeing. 104. yeres of age. Ther wer also of the same name and stocke fiue other, all notable & famous men in Phisicke, but this, farre passed thē all, he flourished about ye yere of the worlde. 4760. after Munsterus of his discréete manners and stature, forth of the Cronicle, Cronicarum. folio. 73. hée forbad all volnptuousnesse, which he a∣horred: of graue manners the onely orna∣ment to his Disciples, hée was of small stature, faire & wel fauored, but great he∣ded, not easily moued nor hasty to speak, saieng: He that will bée frée, let him not desire that which he cannot haue: Hée that will have that which he desireth, let him desire that which he may haue: He that will liue peaceably in his lyfe, lette him be like vnto him that is bidden to a feast, who giueth thanks for all yt is set on the table, & grudgeth not for the want of any thing.)

The horses that were bred in this Coa were of great price, whereof 6. where ioy∣ued in euery chariot, & euery horse valued at 100. cicles of siluer, which amounteth after 15. pence the cicle, & euery cicle halfe an ounce, to ye sum of 6. li. 5. shillings e∣uery horse, notwithstanding there were vsed sundry cicles of diuers values, which I omit, & the horses might be of greater value.