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 manner to keepe your colours faire.

THey must be refined from their waste if they be scule, by letting them of∣ten settle in fayre water, after they bee grownd, pouring away the sayle, and re∣freshing the colour, which being done put there to uns water of one monethe restning. All sorts of Byse, if they bee not countersait with sand or glasse, may not be growd, but blaunched in water vntill the Byse settle lyke a pasts 〈…〉 and smooth together, then 〈…〉 gaue water, ane other than of 〈…〉 Ara∣becks.

Also euery seuerall colour, especially Byle, must be first layde 〈…〉, and after 〈…〉 as 〈…〉 of the counter∣〈…〉.

For enter mising of colours, that the 〈…〉 of 〈…〉 after the lyfe. 〈…〉 the cou∣lours are 〈…〉 day 〈…〉.