Of Orite. chap. 74.
ORites is a precious stone blacke and rounde, and mother manner kinde therof is gréene with speckles. The third manner of kinde is white in the one side and plaine in the other, & is in substance as it were a plate of yron. This stone borne vpon a man, kéepeth him from bi∣ting of créeping wormes, and of wylde beasts and other. Also this stone letteth a woman to conceiue, if she beareth it about hir, and maketh hir to be deliue∣red anone without due manner, if she be with childe.