Canis, A starre in the firmament, rising the xvii. Calendes of August, and going downe within 40. dayes after. In which time, being called the dagge dayes, this starre ioyning with the surme in the midst of the firmament, doubleth the heate. Whereof it taketh the name, because the heate so parcheth as it may seeme, as a dogge to byte. Poers faine that this was the dog that Inpiter appointed to watch Europa, and afterward for his diligent ministerie, set him in heauen as a starre.