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 Bubulco. cap. 14.

AN Oex heard is called Bubulcus, & is ordeined by office to kéepe Oxen: Hée féedeth & nourisheth Oxen, and brin∣geth thē to léese and home againe, & bin∣deth their féet with a langhalds and spa∣nells, and neigheth and cloggeth them while they be in pasture and léese, and yoaketh and maketh them drawe at the plough, and pricketh the flowe with a gad, and maketh them drawe euen. And pleaseth them with whistling and with song, to make them beare the yoak with the better will for lyking of melo∣dye of the voice. Oxen and hartes loue melody by kinde, as Auicen saith. And this hearb driueth & ruleth them to draw euen, and leatheth them to make euen sorrowes, & compelleth them not only to eare, but also to tread and to thresh. And they lead them about vpon corn to break the straw, in threshing and treading the floure. And when the trauaile is done, then they vnyoke them and bring them to the statl; and tie them of the stall, and féedeth them thereat.