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 Liuonia. chap. 90.

LIuonia is a speciall Prouince of the same countrie & language, and is de∣parted frō Germania with a long space of the Occean. The man thereof be cal∣led Liuones, & haue wonderful maners & vsages: and the Germaines turned them from the false beléefe of féends, to ye wor∣ship & faith of one God. For they wor∣shipped many Gods, and asked aun∣sweres of féends with mil beléeued & cur∣sed sacrifice. And vsed auguries, & diui∣nations, and they vsed not to burye the dead carcased, but the people made a great fire, & burnt them that were dead all to ashes. After the death of one of their friends, they clothed his kinsmen in new clothing, and gaue them shéepe & neate, and other beasts, as he was wor∣thy, his seruants, men, and women, with other things, and them all together they would burne with the dead man. And supposed that they that were so burnt, should graciouslye come to that lande of life with multitude of seruaunts, and of beasts that were so burnt, for his sake, & finde the lande of temporall lyfe and of wealth. With such errour of ••ends, this land was bewitched in olde time: now it is supposed, that by the grate of God, & by strēgth of Germans this land is de∣liuered of the foresaid errors, and many countries and lands that belong therto. Page  [unnumbered] (*Liuonia, a part of Sarmatia, beyond Luten, Northward, hauing on the West the Sea called Germanicum.)