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At whiche tyme, lackyng yearne and other such necessary prouision for the mainteinaunce of his occupation, he came ouer againe into England, here to prouide for the same, and the x. day of Nouember arriued at London.
Though lamps and "lamp yearne," or wicks, appear in many an early invoice, I cannot think that they were extensively used.
China: Without the towne they haue a great place wherein they commonly vse to sell their wares, and there they dwell, and haue greater and better houses then any are within the towne, all made of reedes, onely that in euery house they haue a square place made of stone, wherein they put their wares to keepe them from burning, as some riche men in the towne likewise haue: The Chinars are very subtill and industrious people, and will refuse no labour nor paynes to yearne money, there they make much Aqua vitæ of
-- E.] [Footnote 303: This certainly is _Audierne_, on the southern shore of the peninsula of Britanny, called _Olde-yearne_ in the subsequent letter.