To me, there's something of the outré Edwardian scandalmonger about this: D. H. Lawrence perhaps, E. M. Forster, or George Bernard Shaw.
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Flashman about to be cashiered from the service
'Utter one more word about this damned 'evolution', Sir, and I shall have you horsewhipped!'
This one reminds me of the great Irish-Australian pugilist, Paddy Slavin:
or even better: