Amethyst (maplet)

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This is the entry for amethyst from Maplet's A Greene Forest

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.