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This is the entry for [[sapphire]] from Maplet's ''[[A Greene Forest]]''
===Of the Sapphir.===
The ''Sapphir'' is Skie coloured or blew, like to the Skie in the most fair weather. It is one of the Noblest and royall sorts amongst al Gemmes, and most meete to be worne onely upon Kings and Princes fingers. This is for his soveraigntie of the ''Lapidare'', is called the Gemme of Gemmes. It is found most especially in ''[[India|Indie]]'', although that sometimes, otherwhere. ''Cardane'' sayth that it is next and above the ''Adamant'' in reputation: first or last in the degree of those Gemmes that be noble and precious: he sayth also, it is good (if it be not otherwise overlaide) to the eiesight, and that nothing in the whole worlde, doth mroe recreate or delight the eies than the ''[[Emerald (maplet)|Smaradge]]'' & ''Sapphir'' doe. ''[[Albertus Magnus]]'' saith, that he hath proved it twice, that with the onely touching of this precious stone, the partie so diseased, hath been rid of the grievous sore the Carbuncle. It is mervelously effectuous against al venome. Wherefore, if put a Spider into a Box, and upon the mouth of the Box, being shut, thou layest the true ''Sapphir'' and keepe the Spider but a verieshorte time within the same, the Spider being vanquished and overcome by such mean and close vertue dieth sodainly. In olde time it was consecrated onle to ''Apollo'': for the which they thought their business in Warres and affaires at home might be sooner ended, if through such means they had enriched and honoured him, who by Oracle in all things as those which were waightiest made onely the aunswere.

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