- the requiem how be sung "By you - by yours, the evil eye, - by yours, the slanderous
tongue "That did to death the innocent that died, and died so young?"
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous
aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
I blame myself severely for having so easily believed the slanderous
tales invented by Charles Smith to the prejudice of Lady Susan, as I am now convinced how greatly they have traduced her.
'My lord,' said Mr Haredale, 'the murdered gentleman was my brother; I succeeded to his inheritance; there were not wanting slanderous
tongues at that time, to whisper that the guilt of this most foul and cruel deed was mine--mine, who loved him, as he knows, in Heaven, dearly.
"Tell me what the means are by which a man of courage can sustain a slanderous
I only know that I have heard nothing definite against it - nothing that could be proved, at least; and till people can prove their slanderous
accusations, I will not believe them.
For though his integrity and reputation might bridle slanderous
tongues, still he was unwilling to hazard either his own good name or that of his friend; and for this reason most of the days agreed upon he devoted to some other business which he pretended was unavoidable; so that a great portion of the day was taken up with complaints on one side and excuses on the other.
The police belonging to the city being formed by the city itself, nothing threatening presented itself to disturb this concert of universal hatred or freeze the frequent scoffs of slanderous
'That vile and slanderous
calumniator, the GAZETTE;' these, and other spirit-stirring denunciations, were strewn plentifully over the columns of each, in every number, and excited feelings of the most intense delight and indignation in the bosoms of the townspeople.
But, had the noble Theseus heard these falsehoods, he would have served their slanderous
authors as he served the Minotaur!
"Drop that slanderous
rubbish, Valentin," he said, "or there may be more swords yet."
The PTI chief said that the ruling party tried to carry out slanderous
propaganda against him and his family members in order to hide their theft.