MURREY (n.)

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A bright Murrey.
In Latine
Murrhinus color, Græc. μυῤῥινον, is a wonderfull beautifull colour, composed of purple and white, resembling the colour of a precious stone of that name, which besides the faire colour yeeldeth a marvellous odoriferous and sweet smell ; it is found in the Easterne parts of the world, the best among the Parthians, being all over spotted with Rosie coloured, and milke white spots yeelding a glosse like changeable silke of this colour : […].
Some have mistaken and thought that colour which wee call
Murinus colour to bee this murrey which is properly the colour of a mouse or as some will have it an asse colour. […].

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs

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SECT. VII. Of Compounded Colours.
Of the six simple Colours before named, [ndr : White, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, voir p. 86], together with the
Browns, many others may be compounded for Faces of all Complexions, Garments, Lanskips, Building ; for Birds, Fishes, Beasts, and what not : I will shew how to compound some, and by those you may by practice find out and invent infinite more. I shall instance in these following, As,


A Violet. / A Lead-colour. / Flame-colour. / Scarlet.
Light-green. / Purple. / A Bay-colour. / A Murry. [...] A Murrey-colour.
Lake and White make a Murrey-colour.

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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → couleurs