[T]hough I spend my nights, and dayes, and thoughts, and spirits, and words, and preaching, and writing, upon Princes, and Judges, and Magistrates . . . I have not paid a farthing of my debt to God; I have not praised him, but I have praised them, till not only my selfe, but even they, whom I have so mispraised, are the worse in the sight of God, for my over-praising.
1845, Morgan Rattler, "Touching Antony the Triumvir and Cicero the Orator," Fraser's Magazine (September), p. 326 (Google preview):
We look upon it not so much as a strangely overpraised, but as a mispraised composition. It is a torrent of abuse.