The first thing old Backbite said when he heard of it was, 'H'm!
They who were most benefited are often the first to most loudly complain and to backbite.
Besides, the way people gossip and backbite is the very devil!
To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge.
I am sorry to be obliged to backbite, ...