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 Corcica. chap. 69.

Page  233COrcica is an Ilande, and hath that name of a certaine Duke, and is .30 mile from Sardinia by the sea afore I∣taly: and is an Iland with most plenty of pasture. And that is knowen by a Bull that oft swamme thether out of Liguria because of Pasture, & came againe in no∣ble point. For a woman yt is called Cor∣sa kept that bull and other beasts by the sea cliffes, and saw that Bull euery daie go from his fellowes and swim into the sea: and came again in noble point & wel fed. Then she wold know what pasture the bull had found. And on a time when the bull went from the other beasts into the sea, shée followed him in a Boate vnto the Iland, and came againe, & tolde how plenteous the Ilande was. Then men sayled thether, and called the Iland Corcica by the name of the woman that found the Iland and was their guide & leader. The Iland hath many corners, and forlandes, and beareth best léese and pasture. And therein is gendered a noble stone, which the Gréekes call Bacem, as Isidore sayth, li. 15.

(*Corsica an Ile in the middle Sea, betwéen Gean, and the Ile of Sardinia, called Cors: it is now vnder the Citie of Gean.)