¶Of a sparkle. Cap. 8.
A Sparkle is a lyttle particular of fire, broke of fierie matter, by vertue and réese of fire, that departeth it. Therefore the mouing of sparckles is sodaine mo∣uing: for it is sodainly departed & dea∣led, and moued vpward, but by heauines of the earthie matter, it falleth to ye mid∣dle downward, at last. Also for ye mouing thereof is cléere and bright as a starre, by shedding of fire, and sparcklyng in the earth, it séemeth gréene with beames of light: and therfore the mouing ther∣of, is as the mouing of fire worketh and is vertuous. For of a lyttle sparckle in a heape of towe or of tinder, commeth sodainly a great fire. By chaunging of aire, sparkles vanish sodainly & be quen∣ched, and abideth nothing of them but ashes. By temperate blast of wind, spar∣kles he kindled, and quenched by strong blast, and thirleth the ayre by putting: but in thirling ye aire, it changeth & soin∣deale altereth it: the stronger the fire is, the mouing of sparkles and swiftnesse is yt more. Of gréene matter & of moist, commeth great sparckles and strong, thirling and pearcing in the toing and working: but they be fewe, & not right many in number.