If a person who prys into the characters of others, with no other design but to discover their faults, and to publish them to the world, deserves the title of a slanderer of the reputations of men, why should not a critic, who reads with the same malevolent view, be as properly stiled the slanderer of the reputation of books?
Vice hath not, I believe, a more abject slave; society produces not a more odious vermin; nor can the devil receive a guest more worthy of him, nor possibly more welcome to him, than a slanderer.
With all this my good reader will doubtless agree; but much of it will probably seem too severe, when applied to the slanderer of books.
Again, though there may be some faults justly assigned in the work, yet, if those are not in the most essential parts, or if they are compensated by greater beauties, it will savour rather of the malice of a slanderer than of the judgment of a true critic to pass a severe sentence upon the whole, merely on account of some vicious part.
Evdokiia, who forbade her children to take action against the slanderers
, told her offspring to rely on God, who would mete out punishment on the guilty in his own time, and who would protect Evdokiia's sons from temptations, uprisings, and intrigues.
Do not be deceived [misled]: Neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, nor cheats [swindlers and thieves], nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revellers and slanderers
, nor extortionists and robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Owing much to medieval pastoral writings on the "sins of the tongue," these texts leveled violent criticisms at those who abused the tongue, whether they be liars, swearers, blasphemers, or slanderers
Promising his constituency blazing earthly days ahead, the MP added that shameful party slanderers
(in Saudi Arabia) must apologize first to his Umma of believers rather than keep all 8 million Saudis under the poverty line.
And now I don't want to be famous any more: The slanderers
who turned my public face to coal Have lost the power they once had over my soul, Now that I don't want to be famous any more.
One could, as some do, come to the conclusion that Germany's journalists and writers are merely a bunch of unfair demagogues and slanderers
But let us bear in mind the Holy Bible's warning of perilous times and perilous men (2 Timothy 3), those who will be "unforgiving, slanderers
, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good" whom people should turn away from.
Once they stepped down from the picture frame and walked into the hurly-burly of actual political life, though, the founding fathers spent much of their time hiring professional slanderers
to accuse one another of treason, malfeasance and perversion.
Of these slanderers
, the President went on, "you have their heirs to-day in those who traduce our armies in the Philippines, who fix their eyes on individual deeds of wrong so keenly that at last they become blind to the great work of peace and freedom that has already been accomplished.
A few works published after the Companion that can be added to an essential bibliography of early modern women include: three bilingual critical editions, Julia Hairston, The Poems and Letters of Tullia d'Aragona and Others (CRRS, 2014); Pere Torrellas and Juan de Flores, Three Spanish 'Querelle' Texts: Grisel and Mirabella, The Slander against Women, and The Defense of Ladies against Slanderers
We strongly condemn slanderers
who insult a person's honor, display their own ugliness by perpetrating dirty acts of slander, try to deprive women of their freedom, attempt to hide the truth with the help of perception management and turn off their conscience for their political gain," the women's associations said.