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 Gorgones. Cap. 70.

GOrgones be Iles of Occean, afore the forland that is called Vesperaserus. Therein dwelled women that wer cal∣led Gorgones Feminine, and they are said Alith•• Veloci, in English swifte, for roughnesse and sharpnes of body, &c. and of them the Glandes had the name, as Isid. saith li. 15.

(*Gorgones, monstrous women, which were vanquished by Perseus, a noble Knight, which delyuered a faire Lady, called Andromada from a Whale, and also slew Medusa, which turned men in∣to stones: whether by hir pride, hir hayres were tourned to Adders, or by lecherous lust she brought all hir louers to a shamelosse forgetfulnesse, for that Serpents signifieth pride, and lecherye, shamelesse hardinesse.)