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.


THe Uiper is spoken of in the 28. of the Actes of the Apostles.* Of al kind of Serpents most daungerous, as appe∣red by the men in the Ile of Miletum, now called Malta. When they sawe the Uiper hang on Paules finger after the shipwracke, they sayde: Surelye this Page  [unnumbered] man is a murderer, whom (although he haue escaped the daunger of the Sea,) vengeaunce will not suffer to liue. But when they saw him to haue no harme, the Uiper shaken off, they altered theyr mindes, and said, he was a God. Also in the thirde of the Euangelist Mathewe, Christ called the Pharisies & Sadduces the generation of Uipers. There are in England, as venemous serpents, called Timiopolae, Ingrossers and Regraters of Markets, that buye much corne & vic∣tuall together, to make a dearth to the great hurt and hindraunce of the poorer sort, I praye God to send a Paule to les∣sen some of these, not onelye to burne or hang them, but to banish them for euer, that they poyson no more so fertile a soyle.