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De proprietatibus rerum
[On the Properties of Things]: 19.133.943
Bartholomaeus Anglicus [Bartomew de Glanville] (a.1203–m.1272)
is a pype, and hath that name for it was fyrste made of legges of hartes, yonge and olde, as men trowe; and the noyse of pypes was called Other, as Hugucion sayth. This name
, that is a rushe, other a rede, and therof comyth this name
a pypere, and was somtyme an instrument of doole and lamentacyon, whyche men dyde use in office and sepultures of deed men, as the Gloce sayth super Matheum IX. and thereby the songe was songe of doole and of lamentacyon.
Translated from the Latin by John de Trevisa in 1398. Trevisa (c.1342-c.1412) was a Cornish writer and translator of Latin works into English for the benefit of his master, Lord Berkeley.
Hawkins, Sir. J. (1776); Trevisa, J. de (1988).
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