Papyrus (Maplet)

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

Of Papirus or the Rushe of �gypt.

Papirus or the Rush of �gypt, and Syria, in length is reported to be ten Cubits. It groweth in the Fen and Marshie groundes. Of this was Paper at the first made, and hys name yet seemeth to testifie. This kinde of Rush being well dryed, is the fire his best nourishment: with this also in �gypt and Syria, they make Candelles and Torches (even as we) without wicke and cotton.