It was not a censure of the Society for its non-observance of poverty.
The euphony and beauty of the language would in a great measure be destroyed by non-observance of this rule.
We have seen how the decline of the art of singing had to follow as a necessary consequence the non-observance of these laws.
In the Reichstag of Speyer, 1570, complaints were made of the universal loss arising from the non-observance of the edict.
Moreover, the non-observance of an appointed fast was visited with a heavy fine.
From these we would be compelled to take orders which meant blind and military obedience under penalty for the non-observance.
But I can give a fair parallel to the Greek non-observance of a convention in the Irish epic cycles.
The Sabbath was passed here, but its observance or non-observance is like that common in Continental cities.
This agrees with the statement that observance of the festival produced plenty; non-observance, dearth.
No doubt it was a necessary precaution—the non-observance of which would have led to many a scene of blood over the gaming-table.