Marjoram (Maplet)

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

Of Majoram

Majoram sweete, or Majoram gentle, tooke his name of a certaine Kinges wayting Boy, which in fetching his Lord certain oyntments at the Apothecaries, by chance (whilest he bare them) had a fall, & so by the spilling of everie eche of them (meeting together by their flowing, and by such confusion) a mervellous seete smell was made, which as they say, this Maioram representeth.