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he should not go;
it was what she had expected all the while.
Sir William had been delighted with him. He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party.
he might be always flying about from one place to another, and never settled at Netherfield as he ought to be.
his being gone to London only to get a large party for the ball;
He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world,
he would never come there again.
his wife's views on the stranger would be disappointed;
had never met with more pleasant people or prettier girls in his life; everybody had been most kind and attentive to him; there had been no formality, no stiffness; he had soon felt acquainted with all the room; and, as to Miss Bennet, he could not conceive an angel more beautiful.
had seen a collection of people in whom there was little beauty and no fashion, for none of whom he had felt the smallest interest, and from none received either attention or pleasure.
Miss Bennet
pretty, but she smiled too much.
a sweet girl, and one whom they would not object to know more of.
she should not;
she would,
though the mother was
intolerable, and the younger sisters not worth speaking to,
a wish of being better acquainted with them
it was not likely to be discovered by the world in general, since Jane united, with great strength of feeling, a composure of temper and a uniform cheerfulness of manner which would guard her from the suspicions of the impertinent.
she hardly had a good feature in her face,
her figure
light and pleasing;
her manners were not those of the fashionable world,
such a subject to him;
allowed the honour of her hand,
he would tell her what lady had the credit of inspiring such reflections.
her admiration of Captain Carter,
her hope of seeing him in the course of the day, as he was going the next morning to London.
the horses were engaged.
she had caught a violent cold, and that they must endeavour to get the better of it;
to return to bed,
some draughts.
to remain at Netherfield for the present.
Jane was by no means better.
how much they were grieved, how shocking it was to have a bad cold,
how excessively they disliked being ill themselves;
Her manners were
very bad indeed, a mixture of pride and impertinence; she had no conversation, no style, no beauty.
she would amuse herself for the short time she could stay below, with a book.
to fetch her others — all that his library afforded.
she could suit herself perfectly with those in the room.
they knew many women who answered this description,
her sister was worse, and that she could not leave her.
Mr. Jones's being sent for immediately;
an express to town for one of the most eminent physicians.
every possible attention might be paid to the sick lady and her sister.
to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgement of her situation.
if Charlotte Lucas had been at Longbourn since her coming away.
her thanks to Mr. Bingley for his kindness to Jane,