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 Vlmo. chap. 192.

Page  [unnumbered]*VImus hath that name, for it grow∣eth better in moyst places then in other. And this trée is not at liking in rough places, nor in mountaines, as I∣sidore sayth, libro. 17. The rootes there∣of be put deepe into the ground, and dra∣weth and sucketh humour out of the déep guts of the earth, to feed the boughs, twigges, and braunches: And hath ma∣ny boughes with knots, & maketh with thicknesse of leaues shadowe to wayfa∣ring men, and is a barren Trée and ac∣counted of Plinius among Trées that beare most: and hath white flowers swéet smelling, as the Trée Tiha, and hath certaine graines, as Cucurbite, but that fruit is vnprofitable. And Bees haunt flowers thereof, and gathereth thereof swéetnesse of honnie: and though the Trée be barren, yet it is profitable to vines that beare fruit, for this Trée rea∣reth vp and susteyneth boughs, fruit, and braunches of vines. And hath a harde rinde and rough, but the Trée within is soft and full smooth, and full able to be grauen therein, as Tiha is, as Isidore sayth.

(*Of Elme trées there are thrée sorts, the standard Elme, the hoppe Elme, and the Wych Elme. The first groweth high and is common, the second great & knot∣tye, and casteth of a thinne leafe lyke to the hoppe, with a séede, & beareth broun∣ches of a very great bignesse: the thirde groweth as the second, but more graye, and a tougher woode, wherewith in some shieres they make bowes. This woode made into piles and plankes for water worke, will not rot in a meruaylous time.)