The travailes of one Athelard an Englishman, recorded
by master Bale Centur. 2.
ATHELARD a Monke of the Abbie of Bathe was so diligent
a searcher of the secrets, and causes of naturall things,
that he deserveth worthely to be compared with some
of the auncient Philosophers. This man although young,
yet being of a good wit, and being desirous to increase
and enrich the same with the best things, and to prepare
himselfe as it were for greater matters, left his Countrey
for a time, and travailed into forreine Regions. He went
, and Arabia
, and found out many things
which he desired to his owne private contentment, and
the profite of good letters generally, and so being satisfied,
returned againe into his Countrey: he flourished in the
yeere 1130. Henry the first being then king of England.