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 Auripigmento. cap. 6.

AVripigmentum is a veine of ye earth, or a manner of frée stone that clea∣ueth and breaketh, and it is like to golde in colour. And this is called Lapis Ar∣cenicus by another name, and is double: redde and citrine. And as Dioscorides saith, it hath kinde of brimstone, or bur∣ning and drieng, & if it be laid to brasse, it maketh the brasse white, and burneth and wasteth all bodyes of mettall, except golde, as Diosc. saith. And Plat. saith, that Auripigmentum is hot and drye in the fourth degrée, and is a veine of the earth: and thereof is double kinde, red and ci∣trine: and the citrine helpeth to medi∣cine, and hath vertue of dissoluing and tempering, of drawing and of cleansing: and so it helpeth Tisike and Etike, and those that haue euill breth, that commeth of moysture, if they gaue thereon, & take the smoke thereof. Of Auripigment is made Pisilo cracium, an oyntment yt doth away haire and maketh them fall, when it is fodde in hot lime. Also it helpeth a∣gainst tetars and scabes, if the place be softly anoynted with sope and with Au∣ripigment: but the place must be washt anone, for if the oyntment lye long ther∣to, it will fret the good flesh as well as the euill, and stay away the shinne, and it hath kinde of slitting, taruing, and of fretting, and maketh soule and vnséemly nailes fall, that better nailes may grow, as Platea saith.

(*Auripigmentum, a coulour called Orement, of some Orpine or Arsenike, & daungerous poyson. The red and ftret∣ting Mercury is of the like operation.)