I asked him what he meant by coming here to asperse my character.
I foresee that you, like an Orville, or a Mortimer, will suspect and asperse your mistress.
You may insult me; but you have no right to asperse the memory of my mother.
Now it is you that asperse the present, and I that will defend it.
"Not even scandal could asperse her motives in the present case," said Lady ...