Uriah Heep is a hypocritical law clerk who loudly proclaims his humbleness while he plots to ruin his employer. "A red-haired person —a youth of fifteen, as I take it now, but looking much older.... He had a way of writhing when he wanted to express enthusiasm, which was very ugly."
Joseph Clayton Clark, "Kyd." The Characters of Charles Dickens. London: Raphael Tuck, 1890.