Thus we have made a purgation of music, and will now make a purgation of metres.
Fra Battista was to stand on the rood-step to make his purgation.
This way of Purgation is of the same nature with the old Ordeals of the Pagans.
What is understood by ‘purgation’ is not simply a mere form of words.
But apparently when you are put to your purgation it is most emphatically otherwise.