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Victorian "polite" exclamations?

What are some suitably ladylike oaths for an upper class 19th century Englishwoman of good reputation? She's about sixteen years old, drattedly innocent, and very Catholic, living in France. I'm thinking about the rough equivalent of a vigorous "oh, poot!" in modern parlance-- very weak, maybe weirdly minced oaths, but emphatic. Maybe things she's heard her father use and taken entirely out of context.

Terms searched: Victorian swearing, Victorian profanity. I even came up with this comm on the first page, but most of the material seems to be related to much stronger language. (Did give me some really good ideas for my other characters, though.)
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), uk: history: victorian era, ~languages: english: historical
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