¶Of an Iland. chap. 82.
AN Iland is called Insula, and is a land compassed about with the sea, or with a riuer, or with a water, as it were set in the sea, as Isidore saith lib. 15. An Ilande is beaten all about with waues of waters, but it is not broke, nor destroyed with such beating, but by shouing and beating of water, and of waues on the sides of an Iland, the car∣thie parts be driuen and fastened toge∣ther, and so an Iland is made the more sadder and stedfast in the vtter •oes.
The vtter parts of Ilands be wasted, & vndermined with beating of waters: but about the inner parts they ioyne the faster together, because of wasting with∣out. Also Ilandes be some time heyted with waues and floudes of water, & bee made more by bringing thereto of earth and of s•ime. Ilands be gréene and plen∣teous, by sucking in at hoales of moy∣sture of waters and of humours.