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Mr. Darcy's explanation there, had appeared very insufficient,
How could she deny that credit to his assertions in one instance, which she had been obliged to give in the other?
He declared himself to be totally unsuspicious of her sister's attachment;
Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and
there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility.
Jane's disappointment had in fact been the work of her nearest relations,
how materially the credit of both must be hurt by such impropriety of conduct,
had she chosen it, she might by this time have been presented to her as her future niece;
of what her ladyship's indignation would have been.
lucky for her; or, with a mind so occupied, she might have forgotten where she was. Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours;
the style of his address,
how unjustly she had condemned and upbraided him,
His attachment excited gratitude, his general character respect; but she could not approve him; nor could she for a moment repent her refusal, or feel the slightest inclination ever to see him again.
They were hopeless of remedy. Her father, contented with laughing at them, would never exert himself to restrain the wild giddiness of his youngest daughters; and her mother, with manners so far from right herself, was entirely insensible of the evil.
but while they were supported by their mother's indulgence, what chance could there be of improvement?
Catherine, weak-spirited, irritable, and completely under Lydia's guidance, had been always affronted by their advice; and Lydia, self-willed and careless, would scarcely give them a hearing. They were ignorant, idle, and vain. While there was an officer in Meryton, they would flirt with him; and while Meryton was within a walk of Longbourn, they would be going there forever.
His affection was proved to have been sincere, and his conduct cleared of all blame, unless any could attach to the implicitness of his confidence in his friend.
How grievous then was
a situation so desirable in every respect, so replete with advantage, so promising for happiness, Jane had been deprived, by the folly and indecorum of her own family!
She had spent six weeks with great enjoyment; and the pleasure of being with Charlotte, and the kind attentions she had received, must make her feel the obliged.
it was a great happiness where that was the case,
she firmly believed and rejoiced in his domestic comforts.
Poor Charlotte! it was melancholy to leave her to such society!
But she had chosen it with her eyes open; and though evidently regretting that her visitors were to go, she did not seem to ask for compassion. Her home and her housekeeping, her parish and her poultry, and all their dependent concerns, had not yet lost their charms.
“And how much I shall have to conceal.”
But Jane was to go home with her, and at Longbourn there would be leisure enough for observation.
as to the extent of what she should communicate; and
if she once entered on the subject, of being hurried into repeating something of Bingley which might only grieve her sister further.
however incapable of such coarseness of expression herself, the coarseness of the sentiment was little other than her own breast had formerly harboured and fancied liberal!
It should not be said that the Miss Bennets could not be at home half a day before they were in pursuit of the officers.
to avoid it as long as possible.
The comfort to her, of the regiment's approaching removal was indeed beyond expression. In a fortnight they were to go — and once gone,
there could be nothing more to plague her on his account.
the Brighton scheme, of which Lydia had given them a hint at the inn, was under frequent discussion between her parents.
her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
Mr. Darcy should have delivered his sentiments in a manner so little suited to recommend them;
the unhappiness which her sister's refusal must have given him.
Here was knowledge in which no one could partake;
nothing less than a perfect understanding between the parties could justify her in throwing off this last encumbrance of mystery.
“And then,”
“if that very improbable event should ever take place, I shall merely be able to tell what Bingley may tell in a much more agreeable manner himself. The liberty of communication cannot be mine till it has lost all its value!”
Jane was not happy.
a very tender affection for Bingley.
the justice of Mr. Darcy's objections; and never had she before been so much disposed to pardon his interference in the views of his friend.
as the death warrant of all possibility of common sense for the latter;
detestable as such a step must make her were it known,
secretly advising her father not to let her go.
all the improprieties of Lydia's general behaviour, the little advantage she could derive from the friendship of such a woman as Mrs. Forster, and the probability of her being yet more imprudent with such a companion at Brighton, where the temptations must be greater than at home.
a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness.
the streets of that gay bathing-place covered with officers.