Today's quote is from Black Sheep. I originally wanted to post even more from this conversation between Miles Calverleigh and Abigail Wendover, but it really would have been too much. But it's a great exchange... I settled on the last bit of it.
"I should dearly love to kiss you--here and now!"
"W-well you can't!" said Abby, rocked off her balance.
"I know I can't--not here and now, at all events!"
"Ever!" she uttered, furiously aware of flaming cheeks.
"Oh that is quite another matter! Do you care to wager a small sum on the chance?"
Making a desperate recovery, she said: "No! I never bet on certainties!"
He laughed. "You know, you are a darling!" he said, completing her confusion.
"Well, what you are is a--a--"
"Hedge-bird?" he suggested helpfully, as she stopped, at a loss for words opprobrious enough to describe him. "Gullcatcher? Bermondsey boy? Rudesby? Queer Nabs?"
You've got to love the phrases that Georgette Heyer used--all meticulously researched, of course.