there is more real romance hidden beneath the formal Anglo-Saxon exterior than is possessed by the efferverscent Gaul or the polished Roman. The reserve, the coolness, the marked difference between casual acquaintance and friendship, the general old-fashioned quiet which the Briton adopts, is the artificial wall which he builds around his inner self…
Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlett Pimpernell Looks at the World, 1933
And she was a Hungarian.
If another person points out that yet another person is/was Hungarian, I think I’m going to have a fit. But I live in Hungary, so maybe I’m asking for it.