Blue Flower

in Antiquity, a Religious Ceremony, in use among the Romans; being a sort of purifying, perform'd by washing the Body, ere they enter'd on Sacrifice. See SACRIFICE.

Sometimes they wasrn'd their Hands and Feet, sometimes the Head, and oftentimes the whole Body : For which purpose, at the Entrance into their Temples were plac'd Vessels made of Marble Triumphant (as Du Choul calls it) fill'd with Water.