the trials and tribulations of a writer’s life
I don’t suppose there’s anybody out there who’s read enough vulgar Victorian writing to tell me what the period equivalent would be for “fuck you”?
I might check the OED historical thesaurus the next time I go to Stanford, but I don’t necessarily expect to find an answer there. (The OED itself has “fuck you” starting in 1932, and “go fuck yourself” in 1895 — but that one’s distinctly an American quote.)
“Go to hell” is the obvious choice, but it’s one faerie talking to another, so I’d like to come up with something less theologically-based if I can. I have options, but if there’s some awesome Victorian phrase I could be using, please do let me know.