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 Calcidonia. chap. 28.

CAlcidonius is a pale stone, and shew∣eth dimme coulour, as it were means betwéene Beril and Iacinct, as it is said in Lapidario. And is gendered among ye Nasamos: and commeth and is gendered of the raine of our Lord, as it is sayd: & is found by shining in ye full of ye Moone, as Isidore saith, lib. 16. An〈…〉t found Page  258 but of thrée coulours, as the Lapidarye sayth. And all kindes thereof withstan∣deth grauing, and draweth strawe to it selfe, if it bée heated and chafed. Isidore saith, this stone pearced and borne about one, maketh him haue mastrie in cau∣ses, and helpeth against iapes & scornes of feends, and kéepeth & saueth vertues, as Dioscorides saith.

(*Mans coniecture is farre from the true operation of hidden properties.)