Qahir was a drunkard, and derived the money for his excesses from promiscuous confiscation.
When left to his own devices he became a drunkard and a murderer, and is accused of the death of his mother, sister and favorite queen.
His route to Philly looked like a drunkard's path, zigzagging a series of country roads that were at times crowded with local traffic.
Yet this eminent, this superior personage was an habitual drunkard, an uncouth savage who intruded upon the hospitality of wealthy foreigners, and was not ashamed to seize upon any dish he took a fancy to, and send it home to his wife.
Thus a drunkard's or a madman's sacraments would only be mockery, even though the recipients received them in good faith and devoutly.