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Bingley was also coming to wait on her;
whether all her sisters were at Longbourn.
their wish of seeing Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, and Miss Bennet, to dinner at Pemberley, before they left the country.
great pleasure in the certainty of seeing Elizabeth again, having still a great deal to say to her, and many inquiries to make after all their Hertfordshire friends.
the ladies of the family intended a visit to Georgiana that morning.
he perceived no other alteration than her being rather tanned, no miraculous consequence of travelling in the summer.
it a happier conclusion than there was at present reason to hope,
his compliments for her relations,
he meant to be in London the very next day, and would assist Mr. Bennet in every endeavour for recovering Lydia.
his earnest endeavours in the cause,
moderation to her, as well in her hopes as her fear;
to prevail on Mr. Bennet to return to Longbourn, as soon as he could,
on his arrival, he had immediately found out his brother, and persuaded him to come to Gracechurch Street;
Mr. Bennet had been to Epsom and Clapham, before his arrival, but without gaining any satisfactory information; and
he was now determined to inquire at all the principal hotels in town, as Mr. Bennet thought it possible they might have gone to one of them, on their first coming to London, before they procured lodgings. Mr. Gardiner himself did not expect any success from this measure, but as his brother was eager in it, he meant to assist him in pursuing it.
Mr. Bennet seemed wholly disinclined at present to leave London and promised to write again very soon.
It was not known that Wickham had a single relationship with whom he kept up any connection, and it was certain that he had no near one living. His former acquaintances had been numerous; but since he had been in the militia, it did not appear that he was on terms of particular friendship with any of them. There was no one, therefore, who could be pointed out as likely to give any news of him. And in the wretched state of his own finances, there was a very powerful motive for secrecy, in addition to his fear of discovery by Lydia's relations, for it had just transpired that he had left gaming debts behind him to a very considerable amount. Colonel Forster believed that
He owed a good deal in the town, but his debts of honour were still more formidable.
they might expect to see their father at home on the following day,
Had he done his duty in that respect, Lydia need not have been indebted to her uncle for whatever of honour or credit could now be purchased for her.
The satisfaction of prevailing on one of the most worthless young men in Great Britain to be her husband might then have rested in its proper place.
He had never before supposed that, could Wickham be prevailed on to marry his daughter, it would be done with so little inconvenience to himself as by the present arrangement. He would scarcely be ten pounds a year the loser by the hundred that was to be paid them; for, what with her board and pocket allowance, and the continual presents in money which passed to her through her mother's hands, Lydia's expenses had been very little within that sum.
her husband would not advance a guinea to buy clothes for his daughter.
she should receive from him no mark of affection whatever on the occasion.
assurance of his eagerness to promote the welfare of any of his family;
entreaties that the subject might never be mentioned to him again. The principal purport of his letter was to inform them that Mr. Wickham had resolved on quitting the militia .
his dear sister Elizabeth,
how Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner did,
he did,
A few weeks,
as handsome as she had been last year; as good natured, and as unaffected, though not quite so chatty.
something of his concern
at having been prevented by business.
engaged elsewhere.
He should be particularly happy at any time, etc. etc.; and if she would give him leave, would take an early opportunity of waiting on them.
Yes, he had no engagement at all for to-morrow;
the good wishes and affection of a sister.
to avoid the confinement of such an intrusion, and walk away with him into the shrubbery.
The happiness which this reply produced, was such as he had
never felt before;
as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do.
they were indebted for their present good understanding to the efforts of his aunt, who did call on him in her return through London, and there relate her journey to Longbourn, its motive, and the substance of her conversation with Elizabeth; dwelling emphatically on every expression of the latter which, in her ladyship's apprehension, peculiarly denoted her perverseness and assurance; in the belief that such a relation must assist her endeavours to obtain that promise from her nephew which she had refused to give.
of Georgiana's delight in her acquaintance, and of her disappointment at its sudden interruption; which naturally leading to the cause of that interruption,
his resolution of following her from Derbyshire in quest of her sister had been formed before he quitted the inn,
his gravity and thoughtfulness there had arisen from no other struggles than what such a purpose must comprehend.
with their engagement; his friend had given him the earliest information of it.
a great curiosity to see the view from the Mount,
he was rising every hour in his esteem.
she submitted to the change without much reluctance.
giving them a hint to be gone.