The sumptuary law for burying the dead in woollen, still occupies its place in their statute book.
This sumptuary law was passed during the public distress consequent upon Hannibal's invasion of Italy.
The Pope threatened a sumptuary law that they should have but one dish at their table: it was the rule of his own order.
Surely there should be a sumptuary law compelling pastry-cooks to deal in cellars or behind drawn blinds.
Mr. Holmes justly remarks: "This sumptuary law, for the matter and style, is a curiosity."
He was very strict in his superintendence of the public morals, and passed a sumptuary law to restrain extravagance.
This is a sumptuary law, too, restraining the luxury and extravagance of the poor.
Such an arrangement partakes of all the vice of a sumptuary law, and sumptuary laws are in their very essence mistakes.
Thou knowest well the shifts I have been put to, to pass for a man of a hundred pounds a year, and avoid the sumptuary law.
I wonder if the great editor ever considered the sumptuary law of the saloon.