The degenerate darcy in pride and prejudice by jane austen

I could not put it down! I really could gush about this book all day. Dutiful to family obligations, but accepting of Elizabeth and supportive of her goals.

The degenerate darcy in pride and prejudice by jane austen

Bennet for a single evening during his visit were most steadily resisted, the coach conveyed him and his five cousins at a suitable hour to Meryton; and the girls had the pleasure of hearing, as they entered the drawing-room, that Mr. When this information was given, and they had all taken their seats, Mr.

Collins was at leisure to look around him and admire, and he was so much struck with the size and furniture of the apartment, that he declared he might almost have supposed himself in the small summer breakfast parlour at Rosings; a comparison that did not at first convey much gratification; but when Mrs.

In describing to her all the grandeur of Lady Catherine and her mansion, with occasional digressions in praise of his own humble abode and the improvements it was receiving, he was happily employed until the gentlemen joined them; and he found in Mrs.

Philips a very attentive listener, whose opinion of his consequence increased with what she heard, and who was resolving to retail it all among her neighbours as soon as she could.

To the girls, who could not listen to their cousin, and who had nothing to do but to wish for an instrument, and examine their own indifferent imitations of china on the mantlepiece, the interval of waiting appeared very long.

It was over at last, however. The gentlemen did approach; and when Mr.

The degenerate darcy in pride and prejudice by jane austen

Wickham walked into the room, Elizabeth felt that she had neither been seeing him before, nor thinking of him since, with the smallest degree of unreasonable admiration. The officers of the shire were in general a very creditable, gentlemanlike set, and the best of them were of the present party; but Mr.

Wickham was as far beyond them all in person, countenance, air, and walk, as they were superior to the broad-faced stuffy uncle Philips, breathing port wine, who followed them into the room. Wickham was the happy man towards whom almost every female eye was turned, and Elizabeth was the happy woman by whom he finally seated himself; and the agreeable manner in which he immediately fell into conversation, though it was only on its being a wet night, and on the probability of a rainy season, made her feel that the commonest, dullest, most threadbare topic might be rendered interesting by the skill of the speaker.

With such rivals for the notice of the fair, as Mr.

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Wickham and the officers, Mr. Collins seemed likely to sink into insignificance; to the young ladies he certainly was nothing; but he had still at intervals a kind listener in Mrs. Philips, and was, by her watchfulness, most abundantly supplied with coffee and muffin.

When the card tables were placed, he had an opportunity of obliging her in return, by sitting down to whist. Philips was very thankful for his compliance, but could not wait for his reason. Wickham did not play at whist, and with ready delight was he received at the other table between Elizabeth and Lydia.

Allowing for the common demands of the game, Mr. Wickham was therefore at leisure to talk to Elizabeth, and she was very willing to hear him, though what she chiefly wished to hear she could not hope to be told, the history of his acquaintance with Mr. She dared not even mention that gentleman.

Her curiosity however was unexpectedly relieved. Wickham began the subject himself. He inquired how far Netherfield was from Meryton; and, after receiving her answer, asked in an hesitating manner how long Mr.

Darcy had been staying there. A clear ten thousand per annum. You could not have met with a person more capable of giving you certain information on that head than myself -- for I have been connected with his family in a particular manner from my infancy.

I am not qualified to form one.

The degenerate darcy in pride and prejudice by jane austen

I have known him too long and to well to be a fair judge. It is impossible for me to be impartial. But I believe your opinion of him would in general astonish -- and perhaps you would not express it quite so strongly anywhere else.

He is not at all liked in Hertfordshire. Every body is disgusted with his pride. You will not find him more favourably spoken of by any one. The world is blinded by his fortune and consequence, or frightened by his high and imposing manners, and sees him only as he chuses to be seen.

I hope your plans in favour of the shire will not be affected by his being in the neighbourhood. If he wishes to avoid seeing mehe must go. We are not on friendly terms, and it always gives me pain to meet him, but I have no reason for avoiding him but what I might proclaim to all the world; a sense of very great ill-usage, and most painful regrets at his being what he is.

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Two essays by T.E. Kebbel republished from the Fortnightly's archive to mark the anniversary of Jane Austen's birth on 16 December Pride & Prejudice, Chapter XVI of Volume I (Chap. 16) Go to prev. chapter. Go to end of chapter.

Go to next chapter. Go to chronology. Go to charact. list. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen - lausannecongress2018.com Family pride, and filial pride—for he is very proud of what his father was—have done this.

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