¶Of Ametisto. chap. 10.
AMetistus is a stone of Inde, & is chiefe among precious stones of purple co∣lour, as Isi. saith. Amatistus is purple in colour, medled with colour of violet, as it were a blasing rose, and tightly rasting out as it were glisning beames of light. Isidore saith that the other kinde there∣of Page 256 is much like to blewe, and is not all firie, but it hath colour of wine. And fiue kindes be thereof, as Isidore say∣eth. But as Dioscondes sayeth: The Purple red is most noble and bet∣ter then the other. For the vertue there∣of helpeth against dronkennesse, and ma∣keth waking: and remoueth awaye idle thoughts, and maketh good vnderstan∣ding, and is soft, so that men may graue and write therein.
(*Amethistus, a stone called an Ame∣thist, of colour purple: but the more Rose coulour the better.)