Of the Amitist
The Amitist also groweth in Indie: It is Princes among those gems that be Purple coloured. Diascorides sayth, that there be five kinds thereof: but that which is Purple coloured, he reckeneth the chifest. His sorce of vertue availeth against drunkennesse, it kepeth a man waking, and driveth away ill cogitations and thoughts, it sharpeth the understanding. And is also one of those sortes that is easie to engrave in.