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  • But the villanous Curate is just a bit too grotesque, too Uriah-Heepish for the awfully tragic situation in which he is placed.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 11, 1893

  • At Annabels, that little corner of London society that is forever Fulham, chubby Sloanes still tumble like Labrador puppies across the bar, but a Heepish notice pinned prominently near the powder room pleads with members not to spoil “our lovely club’ by disporting in suede trousers and exposed undergarments.

    Dressing for the end of the world

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