Hematite (Maplet)

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

Of Amatites.

Amatites is that kinde of Gemme, that touching a mans Vesture or Garment, it maketh it able to resest fire: so that it being afterwards cast into the fire hath no power to burne, but through the fires brightnesse becommeth more bright like it selfe. Thus saith Isidore in his xvi. booke.