Agate (maplet)

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

Of Achates.

Achates is a kinde of Gemme, but black in colour, enterlined here & there with white vaines: and it is called Achates of a certaine floud of that name in Cicilie, about the which floud this Achates was well found. There is a certain kind hereof seene sometimes in Crete as Diascorides witnesseth, having strokes on eche side like to blew vaines. There is another kinde in Indie bespotted on everie part with spottes like bloud. That of Crete is saith to make a man gracious, and to bring him in favour. That of Indie is good for the eiesight it remedieth venome, and being put into the fire is odoriferus.