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 Cunneyes in generall, newly added.

AS for those small beasts, bréeding in warrens, Parkes, or closures among vs, according to the soyle where they breed, so are they of goodnesse in flesh.

The skinnes are a good furre, especially the blacke, mixed with white haires, called siluer haires. There is brought forth of Turkey, Cunnies called Por∣cello Indico, because their haire is short as a Pigges haire, and reddish: more lyke the Rats of Indie, than Connyes. Peter Martyr in his description of the new Ilandes, writeth of thrée sortes of Cunnyes, whereof I suppose ours are the best.