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#redirect [[Lead (Maplet)]]
This is the entry for [[lead]] from Maplet's ''[[A Greene Forest]]''.
===Of Lead===
Led saith ''[[Aristotle]]'', cometh and ariseth of Brimstone, bothe grosse, unpure, & full of dregges: and of [[Quicksilver]] also, waterie and in manner like to an humor. ''Isidore'' sayth, it was called ''Lead'' at the first for that at the beginning with it was found forth and tried the Sea, his depth and bottome. There are two sortes of Lead, the one white, & the other black: but the whitest is best, which kindes was the first found in the Iles of the Sea ''Atlantike''. But is now found in ''Lusitania'' and in ''[[Gallicia]]'', & in many other places. It is found also in ''Mineries'' in maner like to Gravell and Sande, which afterwards is sodden and molten to greater quantities in fire and fornace. That other black ''Lead'' is found most in ''[[Canterbury|Cantabrie]]'' whose origin or being is after two sortes, for eyther it procedeth of a vaine by it selfe, or else it groweth next by [[silver]], and overcrosseth his vaines with it. Therefore his first lyquor running when as it is molten is almost [[Tin]]: the second, in a maner Silver: that which is then left and remaineth (adding also to it his vaine and so entermedled) becommeth black ''Lead''. In ''[[India|Indie]]'' saith ''Isidore'', there is neyther ''Lead'' nor [[brass|Brasse]] of his owne, therefore it chaungeth for his own Marchandise (as with [[gemstones|Gemmes]] and ''[[margaret (gem)|Margarets]]'') wherein it is most plentifull. In ''[[Spain]]e'' and ''[[France|Fraunce]]'' it is very hardly hewen out: In ''[[Brittany|Britannie]]'' with very much ease. ''Hermes'' sayth, that Lead being boyled, looseneth al other sound bodies and weakneth their hardnesse, as also it enfeebleth the ''[[Adamantium|Adamant]]''.

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