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.
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De Sapore vnctuoso. 45.

*VNctuous sauour is gendered & com∣meth of heate and of moysture in subtill substance, & therefore vnctuo••ie ••y do so the tongue, openeth & dissolueth, and subtill substaunce entereth full some, and for the 〈…〉 thereof is but little vn∣temperate, the soule maye take ye sweet∣nes thereof, and hath most lyking therto. In the gendering of vnctuous sauo••, is more of fire then of other elements, and after rs is most of aire. Then the more working of heat of moyst matter dissol∣teth the more, and cleanseth & putteth: and so the watrie partes and earthes a∣bate, andstrie parts and m••• increase, & so the reall commeth betweene sauour.

Uctuou•• gets 〈…〉 appetite, & brée∣deth 〈…〉, for when this taken in the stomacke it is ••••ture and departed into fumositie, and commeth vpward, for it is all 〈…〉 substaunces, and filleth and stoppeth the mouth of the stomacke, and abateth appetite and bredeth wombling. Also vnctuous meete 〈…〉 aboue, for the lightnesse thereof warreth vpwarde, for it is full of fumositie, and letteth al∣so dipretion, and it stoppeth the roughnes of the stomacke, & 〈…〉teth with 〈…〉 and so the ••dde that is taken, passeth narrowe without digestion, for it maye and be felt: such meate with vnctuous•• as sweete, smooth, and slidder, and passeth out therefore without dige∣stion. Also such 〈…〉 nourisheth but li∣tle. for it stoppeth soone ye mouthe of the 〈…〉 and litle is taken therof, & what is taken thereof, is soone wasted, for his subtil 〈…〉 also of heat, for 〈…〉 nourisheth not, but by meanes of aire, & vnctuous things passe soone into sub∣stance of aire: & so vnctuous things that haue more water, pertain lesse to ye mat∣ter of aire, and if appeareth by Swies greace, that féedeth lesse & fire, than doth shéepe greace of allow, for the Swies greace hath lesse of aire, & more of wa∣ter, then shéepes greace. Also vnctuous meete norisheth •••er heat, and therefore flesh is forbidden in feuer Ac. for dred of fatnes yt is medled therwith, yt feedeth and exciteth ye seuerous heat. It stoppeth also ye splene & the liuer for actuall thick∣nes thereof, for such meat in soone drawen because of swéetnes therof, and thicknes therof stoppeth soone the pores. Also such meate is cause of head ach, for much fu∣mosutie siteth of head, and stretcheth the tender 〈…〉 of ye braine. Also vnc∣tuous meate easeth the spirituall mem∣bers, as it fareth of butter, but soone vnc∣tuous things grieue ye brest for drines & is therein, as it fareth of oyle of note, for such haue not pere 〈…〉. All such things lesseth & easeth sor•• without the body, & 〈…〉, and ripeth Po∣stumes and hetches, and gendreth mat∣ter by moysture thereof, for it dissolueth and tempreth more then it wasteth.