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 Celidonio. chap. 30.

CElidonio is a little stone, but it is pre∣cious. Héereof is double kinde, blacke and redde: And be taken out of a Swal∣lowes mawe, and be little and vnséemly: But in vertue they be no lesse of value then more stones and greater. But they passe many other in vertue. For the red helpeth against the passion Lunatike and against woodnesse, & against old sorrow: and maketh a man kinde and pleasing. And the blacke helpeth against euill hu∣mours, and against Feauers and wrath. And if it be washed in water, it helpeth ore eien. And this is said in Lapidario.

(*As touching these stones. I my selfe trieng an olde rule, did finde in ye maws of the young Swallowes, a blacke stone as bigge as a Thistle séede, and another red, and a third gray, spelled blacke, and after gaue them away.)