A Brief Testimony against Tale-Bearers, Whisperers and Backbiters
Here were no Gibers, Censurers, Backbiters
, Pickpockets, Highwaymen, House-breakers, Attorneys, Bawds, Buffoons, Gamesters, Politicians, Wits, Spleneticks, tedious Talkers, Controvertists, Ravishers, Murderers, Robbers, Virtuoso's; no Leaders or Followers of Party and Faction; no Encouragers to Vice, by Seducement or Examples: No Dungeon, Axes, Gibbets, Whipping-posts, or Pillories; No cheating Shopkeepers or Mechanicks: No Pride, Vanity or Affectation: No Fops, Bullies, Drunkards, strolling Whores, or Poxes: No ranting, lewd, expensive Wives: No stupid, proud Pedants: No importunate, over-bearing, quarrelsome, noisy, roaring, empty, conceited, swearing Companions: No Scoundrels raised from the Dust upon the Merit of their Vices; No Lords, Fidlers, Judges or Dancing-masters.
Perhaps these women should be lauded - as the suffragettes once were - as martyrs for future generations who will see that such a catalogue of bitches, backbiters
and bruisers were not betraying their sex.
Unpleasant work environment--Employee discontent, high absenteeism, missed production deadlines, accidents, colleagues who are backbiters
, complainers, and slouchers all contribute to added stress in the workplace.
He is ready to do good offices to the murderers of his fame, to his slanderers, backbiters
, and detractors.
Speculum Vitae's distinction between backbiters
and slanderers, its conflation of slander with blasphemy and its insistence that the slanderer renews the suffering of Christ are not unique to its didactic poet.
While many in the theatre world have branded John's role in Pride And Prejudice as opportunism, Paul has told the backbiters
to leave him alone.
No soft touch, he had kindness by the barrowload and in a sport not short of backbiters
you never heard a word against him.
There has also been talk this week that Green has decided against moving to Brunton Park from Hull City at the end of the season, but both he and Collins angrily dismissed the backbiters
Vidriera's criticism is justified on the surface as defense of fine poetry and poets, but it is redirected finally and more meaningfully against higher congregations of backbiters
There was Falshode, Favell and Sotylte, Ye, theves and hores, with other good company, Lyers, backbiters
, and flatterers the whyle.
To keep backbiters
quiet, nothing can be left to chance.
While Wall Street backbiters
like to sneer that Davenport and his partners' involvement in the deal was merely a form of corporate affirmative action, Jackson counters that Davenport brought far more to the table than melanin.
Tea Cake had more good nature under his toe-nails than they had in their so-called Christian hearts, She better not hear none of them old backbiters
talking about her husband
of Buchanan's time usually left no salacious suspicion unspoken (rumor had it, for example, that Republican presidential nominee John Fremont practiced cannibalism, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens had blasphemously administered Communion to a dog and Henry Clay sipped wine out of human skulls).