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In the Leyden papyrus the bloodstone is praised as an amulet in the following extravagant terms:

The world has no greater thing;  if any one have this with him he will be given whatever he asks for;  it also assuages the wrath of kings and despots, and whatever the wearer says will be believed. Whoever bears this stone, which is a gem, and pronounces the name engraved upon it, will find all doors open, while bonds and stone walls will be rent asunder.

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