"He has got no good red blood in his body," said Sir James.Middlemarch* zing! (I am reading Middlemarch, btw.)
"No. Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass, and it was all semicolons and parenthesis," said Mrs Cadwallader.
*I am not reading this edition. I chose the one that had the largest font, and pages that weren't so thin they were see-through. Extra-heavy, but worth it. The cover to my edition -- which is maybe Canadian? -- looks like the cover to a book on learning photoshop for beginners. I'll take a picture later & show you, when I'm feeling less lazy.