From Chapter VI
An Exquisite of '92
He, the sleepiest, dullest, most British Britisher that had ever set a pretty woman yawning, had secured a brilliant matrimonial prize for which, as all chroniclers aver, there had been many competitors.
  Orczy's Scarlet Pimpernel is an inspirational read (particularly from someone who only learnt English at the age of fifteen). Her subtle use of French, and almost painfully real manners of Revolutionary France are not something an outsider could replicate. Which is strange when you read her biography.