Violet (Maplet)

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

Of the Violet

The Violet is in two kindes: white & purpled. His best goodnesse is in a sweete kinde of seml, & especially that Violet which groweth (as we saide before) in Cirena. Some say that there is a kinde of Violet lyke Honie. Looke howe much more effectuous or good in working this his flowre is: so much the more it is saide to holde downe his head, and to bow and bende his bodie downward, to the earth.