Bingley, and a charming prospect over the gravel walk. I do not know a place in the country that is equal to Netherfield. You will not think of quitting it in a hurry, I hope, though you have but a short lease. At present, however, I consider myself as quite fixed here. It does not follow that a deep, intricate character is more or less estimable than such a one as yours.
Thesaurus civility: n politeness, courtesy, denounce, disparage, denigrate, bewilder, puzzle; adj grating; adj, n comity, attention, propriety, complain, belittle. It must be an amusing study. They have at least that advantage. In a country neighbourhood you move in a very confined and unvarying society. Bennet, offended by his manner of mentioning a country neighbourhood. Bennet, who fancied she had gained a complete victory over him, continued her triumph. The country is a vast deal pleasanter, is it not, Mr. They have each their advantages, and I can be equally happy in either.
He only meant that there was not such a variety of people to be met with in the country as in the town, which you must acknowledge to be true. Thesaurus amusing: adj humorous, fun, gained: adj extrinsic. I know we dine with four-and-twenty families. His sister was less delicate, and directed her eyes towards Mr. Darcy with a very expressive smile. Elizabeth, for the sake of saying something that might turn her mother's thoughts, now asked her if Charlotte Lucas had been at Longbourn since her coming away.
What an agreeable man Sir William is, Mr. Bingley, is not he? So much the man of fashion! So genteel and easy! He had always something to say to everybody. That is my idea of good breeding; and those persons who fancy themselves very important, and never open their mouths, quite mistake the matter. I fancy she was wanted about the mince-pies. For my part, Mr. Bingley, I always keep servants that can do their own work; my daughters are brought up very differently. But everybody is to judge for themselves, and the Lucases are a very good sort of girls, I assure you.
It is a pity they are not handsome! Not that I think Charlotte so very plain--but then she is our particular friend. Lady Lucas herself has often said so, and envied me Jane's beauty. I do not like to boast of my own child, but to be sure, Jane--one does not often see anybody better looking. It is what everybody says. I do not trust my own partiality. When she was only fifteen, there was a man at my brother Gardiner's in town so much in love with her that my sister-in-law was sure he would make her an offer before we came away. But, however, he did not.
Perhaps he thought her too young. However, he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were. Thesaurus breeding: n education, upbringing, expressive: adj significant, ANTONYMS: adj uncouth, nurture, manners, reproduction, meaningful, descriptive, mobile, improper, vulgar. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.
She longed to speak, but could think of nothing to say; and after a short silence Mrs. Bennet began repeating her thanks to Mr. Bingley for his kindness to Jane, with an apology for troubling him also with Lizzy. Bingley was unaffectedly civil in his answer, and forced his younger sister to be civil also, and say what the occasion required.
She performed her part indeed without much graciousness, but Mrs. Bennet was satisfied, and soon afterwards ordered her carriage. Upon this signal, the youngest of her daughters put herself forward. The two girls had been whispering to each other during the whole visit, and the result of it was, that the youngest should tax Mr.
Bingley with having promised on his first coming into the country to give a ball at Netherfield. Lydia was a stout, well-grown girl of fifteen, with a fine complexion and good-humoured countenance; a favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age. She had high animal spirits, and a sort of natural self-consequence, which the attention of the officers, to whom her uncle's good dinners, and her own easy manners recommended her, had increased into assurance. She was very equal, therefore, to address Mr. Bingley on the subject of the ball, and abruptly reminded him of his promise; adding, that it would be the most shameful thing in the world if he did not keep it.
But you would not wish to be dancing when she is ill. Lydia declared herself satisfied. I shall tell Colonel Forster it will be quite a shame if he does not. Bennet and her daughters then departed, and Elizabeth returned instantly to Jane, leaving her own and her relations' behaviour to the remarks of the two ladies and Mr. Darcy; the latter of whom, however, could not be prevailed on to join in their censure of her, in spite of all Miss Bingley's witticisms on fine eyes.
The day passed much as the day before had done. Hurst and Miss Bingley had spent some hours of the morning with the invalid, who continued, though slowly, to mend; and in the evening Elizabeth joined their party in the drawing-room. The loo-table, however, did not appear. Darcy was writing, and Miss Bingley, seated near him, was watching the progress of his letter and repeatedly calling off his attention by messages to his sister.
Hurst and Mr. Bingley were at piquet, and Mrs. Hurst was observing their game. The perpetual commendations of the lady, either on his handwriting, or on the evenness of his lines, or on the length of his letter, with the perfect unconcern with which her praises were received, formed a curious dialogue, and was exactly in union with her opinion of each. I write rather slowly. Letters of business, too! How odious I should think them! Thesaurus evenness: n monotony, balance, restore, convalesce; n, v fix, patch.
ANTONYMS: n mend: adj, v improve; v correct, execrable, disgusting, abhorrent, responsiveness, worry, anxiety, cure, heal, doctor, better, amend, abominable, heinous, forbidding. Let me mend it for you. I mend pens remarkably well. At present I have not room to do them justice. I shall see her in January. But do you always write such charming long letters to her, Mr.
He studies too much for words of four syllables. Do not you, Darcy? He leaves out half his words, and blots the rest. Thesaurus contrive: v plan, invent, design, demilitarise, convince, divest; adj, v ANTONYMS: n haughtiness, concoct, devise, cast, concert, invalidate, disqualify; adj, n affectation, conceit, arrogance. ANTONYMS: v advance, humility: n diffidence, modesty, pray: v beg, implore, entreat, crave, rush, hurry, hasten, forge, disagree, submission, shyness, meekness, invite, plead, beseech, appeal, expedite, continue, resist.
It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance. When you told Mrs. Bennet this morning that if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes, you meant it to be a sort of panegyric, of compliment to yourself--and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance which must leave very necessary business undone, and can be of no real advantage to yourself or anyone else?
And yet, upon my honour, I believe what I said of myself to be true, and I believe it at this moment. At least, therefore, I did not assume the character of needless precipitance merely to show off before the ladies. Your conduct would be quite as dependent on chance as that of any man I know; and if, as you were mounting your horse, a friend were to say, 'Bingley, you had better stay till next week,' you would probably do it, you would probably not go--and at another word, might stay a month.
Bingley did not do justice to his own disposition. You have shown him off now much more than he did himself. But I am afraid you are giving it a turn which that gentleman did by no means intend; for he. Thesaurus celerity: n rapidity, speed, dispatch, laudable: adj commendable, proprietor, householder, occupant, velocity, swiftness, quickness, creditable, admirable, praiseworthy, landowner, landholder, proprietary, expedition, fleetness, alacrity, pace, worthy, deserving, good, honorable, somebody, someone, soul. ANTONYMS: adj shameful, rush, precipitancy, hastiness, converting: n conversion, converting regrettable, unimpressive, abruptness, dispatch, expedition, operation.
Darcy then consider the rashness of your original intentions as atoned for by your obstinacy in adhering to it? Allowing the case, however, to stand according to your representation, you must remember, Miss Bennet, that the friend who is supposed to desire his return to the house, and the delay of his plan, has merely desired it, asked it without offering one argument in favour of its propriety. Darcy, to allow nothing for the influence of friendship and affection. A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.
I am not particularly speaking of such a case as you have supposed about Mr. We may as well wait, perhaps, till the circumstance occurs before we discuss the discretion of his behaviour thereupon. But in general and ordinary cases between friend and friend, where one of them is desired by the other to change a resolution of no very great moment, should you think ill of that person for complying with the desire, without waiting to be argued into it?
I assure you, that if Darcy. Thesaurus according: adj pursuant, consonant, submissive, consenting, complaisant, heedlessness, folly, precipitancy, equal, agreeable, harmonious, assentive; adj, v tractable; v indiscretion, carelessness, conformable, consistent, willing, commodious, chosen, adventurism. I declare I do not know a more awful object than Darcy, on particular occasions, and in particular places; at his own house especially, and of a Sunday evening, when he has nothing to do. Darcy smiled; but Elizabeth thought she could perceive that he was rather offended, and therefore checked her laugh.
Miss Bingley warmly resented the indignity he had received, in an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense. Arguments are too much like disputes. If you and Miss Bennet will defer yours till I am out of the room, I shall be very thankful; and then you may say whatever you like of me.
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Darcy had much better finish his letter. Darcy took her advice, and did finish his letter. When that business was over, he applied to Miss Bingley and Elizabeth for an indulgence of some music. Miss Bingley moved with some alacrity to the pianoforte; and, after a polite request that Elizabeth would lead the way which the other as politely and more earnestly negatived, she seated herself. Hurst sang with her sister, and while they were thus employed, Elizabeth could not help observing, as she turned over some music-books that lay on the instrument, how frequently Mr. Darcy's eyes were fixed on her.
She hardly knew how to suppose that she could be an object of admiration to so great a man; and yet that he should look at her because he disliked her, was still more strange. She could only imagine, however, at last that she drew his notice because there was something more wrong and reprehensible, according to his ideas of right, than in any other person present. The supposition did not pain her. She liked him too little to care for his approbation.
Thesaurus alacrity: n rapidity, speed, favor. ANTONYMS: expostulation: n dissuasion, criminal, offensive, inexcusable, n aversion, reservation, reluctance, deprecation, objection, admonition, abominable, objectionable, indifference, hesitance, dullness, reprehension, dehortation, obnoxious; adj, v uncommendable.
After playing some Italian songs, Miss Bingley varied the charm by a lively Scotch air; and soon afterwards Mr. He repeated the question, with some surprise at her silence. You wanted me, I know, to say 'Yes,' that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt. I have, therefore, made up my mind to tell you, that I do not want to dance a reel at all-- and now despise me if you dare.
He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger. Miss Bingley saw, or suspected enough to be jealous; and her great anxiety for the recovery of her dear friend Jane received some assistance from her desire of getting rid of Elizabeth. She often tried to provoke Darcy into disliking her guest, by talking of their supposed marriage, and planning his happiness in such an alliance.
And, if I may mention so delicate a subject, endeavour to check that little something, bordering on conceit and impertinence, which your lady possesses. Do let the portraits of your uncle and aunt Phillips be placed in the gallery at Pemberley. Put them next to your great-uncle the judge. They are in the same profession, you know, only in different lines. As for your Elizabeth's picture, you must not have it taken, for what painter could do justice to those beautiful eyes?
Hurst and Elizabeth herself. Darcy, she left Elizabeth to walk by herself. The path just admitted three.
We had better go into the avenue. You are charmingly grouped, and appear to uncommon advantage. The picturesque would be spoilt by admitting a fourth. Jane was already so much recovered as to intend leaving her room for a couple of hours that evening. Thesaurus abominably: adv atrociously, untrammelled, devoid, unreserved, lightheartedly, playfully, dizzily, awfully, terribly, repulsively, badly, detached, liberated, loosened. When the ladies removed after dinner, Elizabeth ran up to her sister, and seeing her well guarded from cold, attended her into the drawing-room, where she was welcomed by her two friends with many professions of pleasure; and Elizabeth had never seen them so agreeable as they were during the hour which passed before the gentlemen appeared.
Their powers of conversation were considerable. They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humour, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit. He addressed himself to Miss Bennet, with a polite congratulation; Mr. He was full of joy and attention. The first half-hour was spent in piling up the fire, lest she should suffer from the change of room; and she removed at his desire to the other side of the fireplace, that she might be further from the door. He then sat down by her, and talked scarcely to anyone else.
Elizabeth, at work in the opposite corner, saw it all with great delight. When tea was over, Mr. Hurst reminded his sister-in-law of the card-table-- but in vain. She had obtained private intelligence that Mr. Darcy did not wish for cards; and Mr. Hurst soon found even his open petition rejected. She assured. Thesaurus anecdote: n tale, account, yarn, fireplace: n chimney, fire, hearth, salutation: n, v salute; n reception, narrative, story, fable, relation, ana, oven, stove, fire place, fireside, hail, hello, welcome, address, fiction, trait, gossip.
ANTONYMS: adj shy, successful, prolixity, redundancy, weakness, piling: n pile, stacking, pillar, spile, possible, persuasive, selfless, fruitful, faintness, softness. Hurst had therefore nothing to do, but to stretch himself on one of the sofas and go to sleep. Darcy took up a book; Miss Bingley did the same; and Mrs. Hurst, principally occupied in playing with her bracelets and rings, joined now and then in her brother's conversation with Miss Bennet. Darcy's progress through his book, as in reading her own; and she was perpetually either making some inquiry, or looking at his page.
She could not win him, however, to any conversation; he merely answered her question, and read on. I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. I would advise you, before you determine on it, to consult the wishes of the present party; I am much mistaken if there are not some among us to whom a ball would be rather a punishment than a pleasure. It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing were made the order of the day.
Her figure was elegant, and she walked well; but Darcy, at whom it was all aimed, was still inflexibly studious. I assure you it is very refreshing after sitting so long in one attitude. Miss Bingley succeeded no less in the real object of her civility; Mr. Darcy looked up. He was as much awake to the novelty of attention in that quarter as Elizabeth herself could be, and unconsciously closed his book.
He was directly invited to join their party, but he declined it, observing that he could imagine but two motives for their choosing to walk up and down the room together, with either of which motives his joining them would interfere. She was dying to know what could be his meaning? Darcy in anything, and persevered therefore in requiring an explanation of his two motives. Thesaurus declined: adj less. How shall we punish him for such a speech? Tease him--laugh at him.
Intimate as you are, you must know how it is to be done. I do assure you that my intimacy has not yet taught me that. Tease calmness of manner and presence of mind! No, no--feel he may defy us there. And as to laughter, we will not expose ourselves, if you please, by attempting to laugh without a subject.
Darcy may hug himself. Darcy is not to be laughed at! I dearly love a laugh. The wisest and the best of men--nay, the wisest and best of their actions--may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke. I hope I never ridicule what is wise and good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
But these, I suppose, are precisely what you are without. But it has been the study of my life to avoid those weaknesses which often expose a strong understanding to ridicule. But pride--where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation. Thesaurus calmness: n calm, composure, ignore, confront, revolt, oppose, hassle, annoy, badger, pester, disturb, quietness, poise, serenity, stillness, withstand, disobey, contradict; n beleaguer; n, v worry; adj, n, v quiet, silence, placidity, peace; adj, n defiance.
ANTONYMS: n anxiety, acquiesce, surrender, yield, comply, ridicule: n, v laugh at, deride, banter, nervousness, restlessness, panic, fury, accept. Darcy has no defect. He owns it himself without disguise. I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding--certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself.
My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever. But you have chosen your fault well. I really cannot laugh at it. You are safe from me. He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention. Thesaurus misunderstand: v misinterpret, puffed: adj puff, bloated, distended, protest, confirm, affirm.
ANTONYMS: adj obstinately, stubbornly, affectation, pretense, claim, assertion, resigned, unresentful, willing, sweet, disobediently, knowingly, title, pretentiousness, feint, pride, pleased. In consequence of an agreement between the sisters, Elizabeth wrote the next morning to their mother, to beg that the carriage might be sent for them in the course of the day. But Mrs. Bennet, who had calculated on her daughters remaining at Netherfield till the following Tuesday, which would exactly finish Jane's week, could not bring herself to receive them with pleasure before.
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Her answer, therefore, was not propitious, at least not to Elizabeth's wishes, for she was impatient to get home. Bennet sent them word that they could not possibly have the carriage before Tuesday; and in her postscript it was added, that if Mr. Bingley and his sister pressed them to stay longer, she could spare them very well.
Against staying longer, however, Elizabeth was positively resolved--nor did she much expect it would be asked; and fearful, on the contrary, as being considered as intruding themselves needlessly long, she urged Jane to borrow Mr. Bingley's carriage immediately, and at length it was settled that their original design of leaving Netherfield that morning should be mentioned, and the request made. Miss Bingley was then sorry that she had proposed the delay, for her jealousy and dislike of one sister much exceeded her affection for the other. Thesaurus contrary: adj, n contradictory, expedited, advanced, early.
The master of the house heard with real sorrow that they were to go so soon, and repeatedly tried to persuade Miss Bennet that it would not be safe for her-- that she was not enough recovered; but Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right. Darcy it was welcome intelligence--Elizabeth had been at Netherfield long enough.
She attracted him more than he liked--and Miss Bingley was uncivil to her, and more teasing than usual to himself. He wisely resolved to be particularly careful that no sign of admiration should now escape him, nothing that could elevate her with the hope of influencing his felicity; sensible that if such an idea had been suggested, his behaviour during the last day must have material weight in confirming or crushing it. Steady to his purpose, he scarcely spoke ten words to her through the whole of Saturday, and though they were at one time left by themselves for half-an-hour, he adhered most conscientiously to his book, and would not even look at her.
On Sunday, after morning service, the separation, so agreeable to almost all, took place. Miss Bingley's civility to Elizabeth increased at last very rapidly, as well as her affection for Jane; and when they parted, after assuring the latter of the pleasure it would always give her to see her either at Longbourn or Netherfield, and embracing her most tenderly, she even shook hands with the former.
Elizabeth took leave of the whole party in the liveliest of spirits. They were not welcomed home very cordially by their mother. Bennet wondered at their coming, and thought them very wrong to give so much trouble, and was sure Jane would have caught cold again. But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.
The evening conversation, when they were all assembled, had lost much of its animation, and almost all its sense by the absence of Jane and Elizabeth. They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough-bass and human nature; and had some extracts to admire, and some new observations of threadbare morality to listen to.
Catherine and Lydia had information for them of a different sort. Much had been done and much had been said in the regiment. Thesaurus conscientiously: adv carefully, elevate: v advance, lift, hoist, erect, dilapidated, bald, frayed, faded; adj thoroughly, painstakingly, faithfully, exalt, boost, rear, cheer, promote, hackneyed, worn, banal, trite, religiously, meticulously, dutifully, dignify, uphold. Thesaurus actually: adv genuinely, recent. I know of nobody that is coming, I am sure, unless Charlotte Lucas should happen to call in--and I hope my dinners are good enough for her.
I do not believe she often sees such at home. Bennet's eyes sparkled. It is Mr. Bingley, I am sure! Well, I am sure I shall be extremely glad to see Mr. But-- good Lord! There is not a bit of fish to be got to-day. Lydia, my love, ring the bell--I must speak to Hill this moment. Thesaurus astonishment: n admiration, marvel; adj, n prodigy. ANTONYMS: n sturdiness, requiring: v require; adv dejeuner, mealtime, feast, meal; v toughness, durability, frankness, demandingly; adj demanding, sup, take tea, eat, have a meal, dine.
It is from my cousin, Mr. Collins, who, when I am dead, may turn you all out of this house as soon as he pleases. Pray do not talk of that odious man. I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it. They had often attempted to do it before, but it was a subject on which Mrs. Bennet was beyond the reach of reason, and she continued to rail bitterly against the cruelty of settling an estate away from a family of five daughters, in favour of a man whom nobody cared anything about.
Collins from the guilt of inheriting Longbourn. But if you will listen to his letter, you may perhaps be a little softened by his manner of expressing himself. I hate such false friends. Why could he not keep on quarreling with you, as his father did before him? Hunsford, near Westerham, Kent, 15th October. Dear Sir, The disagreement subsisting between yourself and my late honoured father always gave me much uneasiness, and since I have had the misfortune to lose him, I have frequently wished to heal the breach; but for some time I was kept back by my own doubts, fearing lest it might seem disrespectful to his memory for me to be on good terms with anyone with whom it had always pleased him to be at variance.
Thesaurus disrespectful: adj impertinent, worthy. ANTONYMS: adj deferential, criminal; adj, adv impious, sluggish, soften, pultaceous, gracious, reverent, courteous, infamous, nefarious. As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within in the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch.
I cannot be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends--but of this hereafter. If you should have no objection to receive me into your house, I propose myself the satisfaction of waiting on you and your family, Monday, November 18th, by four o'clock, and shall probably trespass on your hospitality till the Saturday se'ennight following, which I can do without any inconvenience, as Lady Catherine is far from objecting to my occasional absence on a Sunday, provided that some other clergyman is engaged to do the duty of the day.
Bennet, as he folded up the letter. Thesaurus beneficence: n benefaction, grace, hereafter: adv thereafter, from now ladyship: n madam. ANTONYMS: v heighten, dignify, adj intolerant, unsympathetic, rites: n money, finances, wake, boost, idolize, upgrade, honor, severe, restrained, harsh, religion. I have great hopes of finding him quite the reverse. There is a mixture of servility and self-importance in his letter, which promises well. I am impatient to see him. The idea of the olive-branch perhaps is not wholly new, yet I think it is well expressed.
It was next to impossible that their cousin should come in a scarlet coat, and it was now some weeks since they had received pleasure from the society of a man in any other colour. As for their mother, Mr. Collins's letter had done away much of her ill-will, and she was preparing to see him with a degree of composure which astonished her husband and daughters.
Collins was punctual to his time, and was received with great politeness by the whole family. Bennet indeed said little; but the ladies were ready enough to talk, and Mr. Collins seemed neither in need of encouragement, nor inclined to be silent himself. He was a tall, heavy-looking young man of five- and-twenty. His air was grave and stately, and his manners were very formal. He had not been long seated before he complimented Mrs.
Bennet on having so fine a family of daughters; said he had heard much of their beauty, but that in. Thesaurus atonement: n amends, reparation, adj, n idiosyncrasy. This gallantry was not much to the taste of some of his hearers; but Mrs. Bennet, who quarreled with no compliments, answered most readily.
Things are settled so oddly.
It is a grievous affair to my poor girls, you must confess. Not that I mean to find fault with you, for such things I know are all chance in this world. There is no knowing how estates will go when once they come to be entailed. But I can assure the young ladies that I come prepared to admire them. They were not the only objects of Mr. Collins's admiration. The hall, the dining-room, and all its furniture, were examined and praised; and his commendation of everything would have touched Mrs. Bennet's heart, but for the mortifying supposition of his viewing it all as his own future property.
The dinner too in its turn was highly admired; and he begged to know to which of his fair cousins the excellency of its cooking was owing. But he was set right there by Mrs. Bennet, who assured him with some asperity that they were very well able to keep a good cook, and that her daughters had nothing to do in the kitchen.
He begged pardon for having displeased her.
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In a softened tone she declared herself not at all offended; but he continued to apologise for about a quarter of an hour. Thesaurus allude: v advert, refer, hint, glance, adj, v forlorn, devoid. During dinner, Mr. Bennet scarcely spoke at all; but when the servants were withdrawn, he thought it time to have some conversation with his guest, and therefore started a subject in which he expected him to shine, by observing that he seemed very fortunate in his patroness.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh's attention to his wishes, and consideration for his comfort, appeared very remarkable. Bennet could not have chosen better. Collins was eloquent in her praise. She had been graciously pleased to approve of both of the discourses which he had already had the honour of preaching before her.
She had also asked him twice to dine at Rosings, and had sent for him only the Saturday before, to make up her pool of quadrille in the evening. Lady Catherine was reckoned proud by many people he knew, but he had never seen anything but affability in her. She had always spoken to him as she would to any other gentleman; she made not the smallest objection to his joining in the society of the neighbourhood nor to his leaving the parish occasionally for a week or two, to visit his relations.
She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion; and had once paid him a visit in his humble parsonage, where she had perfectly. Thesaurus affability: n geniality, courtesy, respect, acceptance, admiration. It is a pity that great ladies in general are not more like her. Does she live near you, sir? Has she any family? And what sort of young lady is she? Is she handsome? Lady Catherine herself says that, in point of true beauty, Miss de Bourgh is far superior to the handsomest of her sex, because there is that in her features which marks the young lady of distinguished birth.
She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments which she could not have otherwise failed of, as I am informed by the lady who superintended her education, and who still resides with them. But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies. I do not remember her name among the ladies at court. Her ladyship seemed pleased with the idea; and you may imagine that I am happy on every occasion to offer those little delicate compliments which are always acceptable to ladies.
I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine, that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence,. Thesaurus abode: n dwelling, house, residence, heiress: n inheritress, inheritrix, indisposed, morbid, diseased; adj, n, place, domicile, lodge, abidance, inheritor, heritor, owner, beneficiary. These are the kind of little things which please her ladyship, and it is a sort of attention which I conceive myself peculiarly bound to pay. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?
Bennet's expectations were fully answered. His cousin was as absurd as he had hoped, and he listened to him with the keenest enjoyment, maintaining at the same time the most resolute composure of countenance, and, except in an occasional glance at Elizabeth, requiring no partner in his pleasure. Bennet was glad to take his guest into the drawing-room again, and, when tea was over, glad to invite him to read aloud to the ladies. Add more categories. Review This Product. Welcome to Loot. Checkout Your Cart Price.
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