But some day he will know what is the meaning of defamation, and if he ever does, he will forgive me.
For you might come ruin, defamation, and perhaps imprisonment.
The praise, on the one hand, and the defamation on the other, are equally unmerited.
My dear, he'll have to bring an action for defamation of character, or whatever they call it.
In other words, truth is a defense ...