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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 194

At great feasts, all round the hall is filled with branches of gold, as if a vine under fruit were there, with every colour on those fruits; and those of them that are red are rubies: the white are crystal or beryl; the yellow are amber: the green are emeralds or chrysolites: the black are onyxes or garants:18 the blue of mastic:19 and it is made so well of that gold and precious stones that a man who knew not what it was would think that it was all a (real) vine.