10 Chrysoprase.—The Chrysoprase of the serene and trustful Thaddens.
11. Amethyst.—The Amethyst, of Matthew the Apostle.
12. Hyacinth.—The pink Hyacinth of the sweet-tempered
Simeon of Cana.
The Alphabet has
been formed of the initials of Precious and Semi Precious Stones and is
still in use to some extent at the present day. The nature of this
alphabet is exemplified by the following table :—