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Miss Bingley's dislike of her had originated in jealousy,
how very unwelcome her appearance at Pemberley must be to her,
with how much civility on that lady's side the acquaintance would now be renewed.
she was herself closely watched by Miss Bingley, and that she could not speak a word, especially to Miss Darcy, without calling her attention.
to be spared the necessity of saying much.
some of the gentlemen would enter the room.
the master of the house might be amongst them; and whether she wished or feared it most, she could scarcely determine.
whether she most feared or wished for the appearance of Mr. Darcy, by the feelings which prevailed on his entering the room;
her wishes to predominate,
to be perfectly easy and unembarrassed;
the suspicions of the whole party were awakened against them,
there was scarcely an eye which did not watch his behaviour when he first came into the room.
he was anxious for his sister and herself to get acquainted, and forwarded as much as possible, every attempt at conversation on either side.
he was uppermost in her thoughts;
to fetch his master and mistress home instantly.
Her power was sinking; everything must sink under such a proof of family weakness, such an assurance of the deepest disgrace.
No one but Jane,
could flatter herself with such an expectation.
Wickham should marry a girl whom it was impossible he could marry for money;
how Lydia could ever have attached him
But now it was all too natural. For such an attachment as this she might have sufficient charms;
Lydia had wanted only encouragement to attach herself to anybody. Sometimes one officer, sometimes another, had been her favourite, as their attentions raised them in her opinion. Her affections had continually been fluctuating but never without an object. The mischief of neglect and mistaken indulgence towards such a girl
Jane could not have been wearied by long expectations.
whether anything had been heard of the fugitives.
it would all end well, and that every morning would bring some letter, either from Lydia or her father, to explain their proceedings, and, perhaps, announce their marriage.
into the measures which her father had intended to pursue, while in town, for the recovery of his daughter.
She had never heard of his having had any relations, except a father and mother, both of whom had been dead many years. It was possible, however, that some of his companions in the ——shire, might be able to give more information;
had she known nothing of Darcy, she could have borne the dread of Lydia's infamy somewhat better.
It would have spared her,
one sleepless night out of two.
to lose no more time before he wrote.
she might think with freedom.
Poor Lydia's situation must, at best, be bad enough; but that it was no worse, she had need to be thankful.
and though, in looking forward, neither rational happiness nor worldly prosperity could be justly expected for her sister, in looking back to what they had feared, only two hours ago, she felt all the advantages of what they had gained.
for, at any rate, there seemed a gulf impassable between them. Had Lydia's marriage been concluded on the most honourable terms, it was not to be supposed that Mr. Darcy would connect himself with a family where, to every other objection would now be added an alliance and relationship of the nearest kind with a man whom he so justly scorned.
The wish of procuring her regard,
could not in rational expectation survive such a blow as this.
What a triumph for him,
could he know that the proposals which she had proudly spurned only four months ago, would now have been most gladly and gratefully received! He was as generous, she doubted not, as the most generous of his sex; but while he was mortal, there must be a triumph.
he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both; by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance.
But no such happy marriage could now teach the admiring multitude what connubial felicity really was. An union of a different tendency, and precluding the possibility of the other, was soon to be formed in their family.
How Wickham and Lydia were to be supported in tolerable independence,
But how little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue,
to draw no limits in future to the impudence of an impudent man.
very unable to equal in her replies.
They seemed each of them to have the happiest memories in the world.
Wickham's affection for Lydia
not equal to Lydia's for him.
from the reason of things, that their elopement had been brought on by the strength of her love, rather than by his;
without violently caring for her, he chose to elope with her at all,