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his flight was rendered necessary by distress of circumstances; and if that were the case, he was not the young man to resist an opportunity of having a companion.
But to live in ignorance on such a point was impossible; or at least it was impossible not to try for information.
Mr. Darcy had been at her sister's wedding. It was exactly a scene, and exactly among people, where he had apparently least to do, and least temptation to go.
what Lydia had dropt, if it were compatible with the secrecy which had been intended.
till it appeared whether her inquiries would receive any satisfaction, she had rather be without a confidante.
what Mr. Darcy might have been doing to forward her sister's match,
as an exertion of goodness too great to be probable,
from the pain of obligation, were proved beyond their greatest extent to be true! He had followed them purposely to town, he had taken on himself all the trouble and mortification attendant on such a research; in which supplication had been necessary to a woman whom he must abominate and despise, and where he was reduced to meet, frequently meet, reason with, persuade, and finally bribe, the man whom he always most wished to avoid, and whose very name it was punishment to him to pronounce. He had done all this for a girl whom he could neither regard nor esteem.
he had done it for her.
even her vanity was insufficient, when required to depend on his affection for her — for a woman who had already refused him — as able to overcome a sentiment so natural as abhorrence against relationship with Wickham.
Brother-in-law of Wickham! Every kind of pride must revolt from the connection.
He had, to be sure, done much. She was ashamed to think how much. But he had given a reason for his interference, which asked no extraordinary stretch of belief. It was reasonable that he should feel he had been wrong; he had liberality, and he had the means of exercising it; and though she would not place herself as his principal inducement,
remaining partiality for her, might assist his endeavours in a cause where her peace of mind must be materially concerned. It was painful, exceedingly painful, to know that they were under obligations to a person who could never receive a return. They owed the restoration of Lydia, her character, every thing, to him.
Oh! how heartily did she grieve over every ungracious sensation she had ever encouraged, every saucy speech she had ever directed towards him.
in a cause of compassion and honour, he had been able to get the better of himself.
she had said enough to keep him quiet.
capable of coming there with no other view than what was acknowledged;
the greater probability of his coming there with his friend's permission, or being bold enough to come without it.
In spite of what her sister declared, and really believed to be her feelings in the expectation of his arrival,
her spirits were affected by it.
They were more disturbed, more unequal, than she had often seen them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
he looked as if he would have answered her hopes; but, alas! the ladies had crowded round the table,
to be soon joined by him,
all must speedily be concluded, unless Mr. Darcy returned within the stated time.
all this must have taken place with that gentleman's concurrence.
there was reason to fear that her mother had been too ingenious for her.
Their situation was awkward enough; but hers
was still worse.
the rapidity and ease with which an affair was finally settled, that had given them so many previous months of suspense and vexation.
all his expectations of felicity to be rationally founded, because they had for basis the excellent understanding, and super-excellent disposition of Jane, and a general similarity of feeling and taste between her and himself.