Ruby (Maplet)

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

Of the Rubie

The rubie is a stone of which some is supposed to be found in the Crabs heade, most commonly red, yet notwithstanding somtimes found in yealow colour. It avaleth against the biting of the Scorpion and Weasell, if it be applied thereto plaister like.