Barley (Maplet)

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

Of Barley.

Barley in his excessive Drought differeth from all other kindes of graine, and is called in Latine Hordium, as if you would say Aridum, harde and drie. It is never sowen but upon such a kind of earth, as is drie. Plinie saith, that amongst all other kindes of corne this is last sowne, & with the first reaped: that which also experience with us here at home teacheth.