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They were more disturbed, more unequal, than she had often seen them.
“I begin to be sorry that he comes at all,”
“It would be nothing; I could see him with perfect indifference, but I can hardly bear to hear it thus perpetually talked of. My mother means well; but she does not know, no one can know, how much I suffer from what she says. Happy shall I be, when his stay at Netherfield is over!”
“I wish I could say anything to comfort you,”
“but it is wholly out of my power. You must feel it; and the usual satisfaction of preaching patience to a sufferer is denied me, because you have always so much.”
the awkwardness which must attend her sister, in seeing him almost for the first time after receiving his explanatory letter.
To Jane, he could be only a man whose proposals she had refused, and whose merit she had undervalued; but to her own more extensive information, he was the person to whom the whole family were indebted for the first of benefits, and whom she regarded herself with an interest, if not quite so tender, at least as reasonable and just as what Jane felt for Bingley.
at his coming to Netherfield, to Longbourn, and voluntarily seeking her again,
his affection and wishes must still be unshaken. But she would not be secure.
“Let me first see how he behaves,”
“it will then be early enough for expectation.”
more as he had been used to look in Hertfordshire, than as she had seen him at Pemberley. But, perhaps he could not in her mother's presence be what he was before her uncle and aunt.
It was a painful, but not an improbable, conjecture.
her mother owed to the latter the preservation of her favourite daughter from irremediable infamy,
He was not seated by her; perhaps that was the reason of his silence; but it had not been so in Derbyshire. There he had talked to her friends, when he could not to herself.
“Could I expect it to be otherwise!”
“Yet why did he come?”
this to be levelled at Mr. Darcy,
whether he meant to make any stay in the country at present.
such unnecessary, such officious attention! Were the same fair prospect to arise at present as had flattered them a year ago, every thing,
would be hastening to the same vexatious conclusion.
years of happiness could not make Jane or herself amends for moments of such painful confusion.
“The first wish of my heart,”
“is never more to be in company with either of them. Their society can afford no pleasure that will atone for such wretchedness as this! Let me never see either one or the other again!”
how much the beauty of her sister re-kindled the admiration of her former lover. When first he came in, he had spoken to her but little; but every five minutes seemed to be giving her more of his attention.
no difference should be perceived in her at all,
she talked as much as ever.
“Why, if he came only to be silent, grave, and indifferent,”
“did he come at all?”
“He could be still amiable, still pleasing, to my uncle and aunt, when he was in town; and why not to me? If he fears me, why come hither? If he no longer cares for me, why silent? Teasing, teasing, man! I will think no more about him.”
“that this first meeting is over, I feel perfectly easy. I know my own strength, and I shall never be embarrassed again by his coming. I am glad he dines here on Tuesday. It will then be publicly seen that, on both sides, we meet only as common and indifferent acquaintance.”
“Yes, very indifferent indeed,”
“Oh, Jane, take care.”
“My dear Lizzy, you cannot think me so weak, as to be in danger now?”
“I think you are in very great danger of making him as much in love with you as ever.”
Bingley had received his sanction to be happy,
his eyes likewise turned towards Mr. Darcy, with an expression of half-laughing alarm.
if left wholly to himself, Jane's happiness, and his own, would be speedily secured.
how little such a situation would give pleasure to either, or make either appear to advantage.
tell him that his kindness was neither unknown nor unfelt by the whole of the family.
the evening would afford some opportunity of bringing them together;
the whole of the visit would not pass away without enabling them to enter into something more of conversation than the mere ceremonious salutation attending his entrance.
“If he does not come to me, then,”
“I shall give him up for ever.”
he looked as if he would have answered her hopes; but, alas! the ladies had crowded round the table,
“A man who has once been refused! How could I ever be foolish enough to expect a renewal of his love? Is there one among the sex, who would not protest against such a weakness as a second proposal to the same woman? There is no indignity so abhorrent to their feelings!”
“Is your sister at Pemberley still?”
“And quite alone? Have all her friends left her?”
to be soon joined by him,