The reading public is so fickle that you never know what might set them to censuring and calumniating
. Those evangelists edited out a world of potentially controversial material, and King James obscured what remained under the most beautiful English known at the time, and all hell broke loose.
`Delegates of British power' in the colonies might indeed lose the respect of and `give Jealousy to' the colonists, either by their corrupt behaviour, or `by continually abusing and calumniating
O let not genius seek remuneration for the thing it was; for beauty, wit, high birth, desert in service, love, friendship, charity, are subjects all to envious and calumniating
Sclater seems to have been quoting from memory, remembering section 12, in which Cicero cites the example of the calumniating
Gaius Fimbria, who shamelessly slandered a man of great virtue who, on the contrary, deserved high praise.
There was no official barrier, however, to the prime-time screening of a TV film "Children of Hatred," calumniating
the BNF leader, Zianon Pazniak.
In Notes and Observations on "The Empress of Morocco," the anonymous writers openly stated their aim was to make "an Example [of Settle] to the discouragement of all such petulant Ill Writers." Settle's play was a "Rapsody of non-sense," and he was an "upstart illiterate Scribler." Settle's attack on fulsome dedications in his own dedication to Empress of Morocco was referred to as "arrogant, calumniating
, ill-manner'd, and senseless." (34) The critic (most likely Dryden) was no more charitable in his assault upon the play's faulty principles: