"OH, I DARE SAY!"
Helen (19). "OH, I SAY, COUSIN GEORGE, IF IT WASN' T FOR 'MA SITTING THERE, WOULDN'T THIS BE LIKE THAT BEAUTIFUL CAVE IN CHARLES READE'S 'FOUL PLAY' WHERE YOU KNOW ---"
[Cousin George (ditto) was just going to say that the same idea had struck him, &c., when 'Ma rose, and called out it was time to go home to tea!
Punch, 26th September, 1868