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 Crisoprasso. chap. 27.

CRrisoprassus is a stone of Ethiopia, & is hid in light, and seene in darknesse. For it is firie by night and goldish by daye, as Isidorus sayth. Therefore by day it is hid, as it were washed awaye, and léeseth his shining, and wareth pals as golde. And there is another manner, kinde that is called Crisoprassus, gende∣red in Inde: and this Crisoprassus is like in colour to a stone that is like to Pras∣sius, and is gréene as a Léeke and is be∣sprong with certaine, drops of gold, as it is said in Lapidario.