Along the walls hang harps, which, in the hands of the unfortunate children, are less instruments of music than of mendicancy.
And yet for some of them this life of brawls and vodka, of theft and mendicancy, is a very hell.
mendicancy, preaching, hearing confessions, and teaching publicly were the capital sins that consigned the Friars to reprobation.
The first decree on the subject of mendicancy was issued May 20th, 1790.
It was easy, however, to decree the extinction of mendicancy.
How could disorderly living of this sort lead to anything but mendicancy?
Mrs Wilfer's first visit to the Mendicant's bride at the new abode of mendicancy, was a grand event.
mendicancy: that of the fraudulent bankrupt with negligible assets paying 1s.
Nothing, I am credibly informed, can exceed the shocking and disgusting spectacle of mendicancy displayed in that capital.
As sure as I'm alive I'll commit you for a rogue and vagabond, for mendicancy and assault.