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Was puhlithed, thought them, as Capar Balthin did, of the fame genus, but diffetent (peva ; and therefore he has mixt art obfervationt on both together. For, immediately after mentioning the Raining of cottons with this mellaginous fuccus, Sir liana fan that th< gum is, in fanatics and colour, like gumarabic ; and that it is given internally in 'female-wt. Btu thorn ;.and that the juice Rains linen, which will not want out fuddenly but he rays it is falfe, that they mmain till they flower next year, as Du Tertre

Sir Hams further quotes, from an anonymous Bra.

flian author, that the apples Rabe linen ; and that the gum is gcod to paint and write ; and thc bark dyes yam and nail, laving for pots. And in another place he quotes De Lad, who compiled a general hillory of America, and who likewife takcs his quotation from an old Brafilian author, treating of the trees of Brafil, That the gum
of the Acajou is ufcd by painters ; the bark is ufed to dye cotton-yarn and earthen ware. Here I mat mmark, tho' foreign to our prefent purpofe, dint in the

original of Lacs, what relates to the earthen ware runs thus: Et a fake de vailfaux de term.' So that I believe it will appear more probable, that the link of thefe trees was ufed rather to burn earthen ware velrels than to dye them, as wc find theft earthen nefle were ufed to boil their viauals in. Theft two quotations from Sir Hans Sloane confirm the fernier, with regnrd to the ufc of the gum; that is, its being fit, like gum-ambie, to be ufed for water-colours, and to make ink ; and that it is the juice of the apple that Rains, but this we find is not


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