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TATTLING
[ Also see Babblers Rumor Scandal Slander Talking Tittle-tattle ]

Who ever keeps an open ear
  For tattlers, will be sure to hear
    The trumpet of contention;
      Aspersion is the babbler's trade,
        To listen is to lend him aid,
          And rush into dissension.
      - William Cowper

Be careful that you believe not hastily strange news and strange stories; and be much more careful that you do not report them, though at the second hand; for if it prove an untruth (as commonly strange stories prove so), it brings an imputation of levity upon him that reports it, and possibly some disadvantage to others.
      - Sir Matthew Hale

We acknowledge that we should not talk of our wives; but we seem not to know that we should talk still less of ourselves.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Yet have I ever heard it said that spies and tale-bearers have done more mischief in this world than poisoned bowl or the assassin's dagger.
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Fire and sword are but slow engines of destruction in comparison with the babbler.
      - Sir Richard Steele

I will be silent and barren of discourse when I chance to hear a tale, rather than go with child therewith, till another's ears be my midwife, to deliver me of such a deformed monster. I may hear a tale of delight, and perhaps smite at an innocent jest! I will not jest nor joy at a tale disgracing an innocent person.
      - Arthur Warwick

Merrily and wittily said Plautus, who was on of the merry wits of his time, "I would," said he, "by my will have tale-bearers and tale-hearers punished--the one hanging by the tongue, the other by the ears." Were his will a law in force with us, many a tattling gossip would have her vowels turned to mutes, and be justly tongue-tied, that desires to be tied by the teeth at your table.
      - Arthur Warwick


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