He should know better than to succumb to the capital sin of avarice.
But a too villainous curiosity was not the Abb's capital sin.
Indeed, the capital sin of Dublin Castle is that it is a bureaucracy which has seized upon the estate of the people.
Persecution had failed to drive Puritan ministers or their followers into what they deemed the capital sin of schism.
Above all, they consider the "brogue" to be a capital sin—talem devita.
Thinking about religion in those days was looked upon in official Christendom as a capital sin.