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he had seen and talked with them both; Wickham repeatedly, Lydia once.
he left Derbyshire only one day after ourselves, and came to town with the resolution of hunting for them.
its being owing to himself that Wickham's worthlessness had not been so well known as to make it impossible for any young woman of character to love or confide in him.
the whole to his mistaken pride,
he had before thought it beneath him to lay his private actions open to the world.
His character was to speak for itself.
his duty to step forward, and endeavour to remedy an evil which had been brought on by himself.
He had been some days in town, before he was able to discover them; but he had something to direct his search, which was more than we had; and the consciousness of this was another reason for his resolving to follow us. "There is a lady,
a Mrs. Younge, who was some time ago governess to Miss Darcy, and was dismissed from her charge on some cause of disapprobation,
She then took a large house in Edward-street, and has since maintained herself by letting lodgings. This Mrs. Younge was,
intimately acquainted with Wickham; and he went to her for intelligence of him as soon as he got to town. But it was two or three days before he could get from her what he wanted. She would not betray her trust,
without bribery and corruption, for she really did know where her friend was to to be found. Wickham indeed had gone to her on their first arrival in London, and had she been able to receive them into her house, they would have taken up their abode with her.
They were in ——street. He saw Wickham, and afterwards insisted on seeing Lydia. His first object with her,
had been to persuade her to quit her present disgraceful situation, and return to her friends as soon as they could be prevailed on to receive her, offering his assistance, as far as it would go. But he found Lydia absolutely resolved on remaining where she was.
She cared for none of her friends; she wanted no help of his; she would not hear of leaving Wickham. She was sure they should be married some time or other, and it did not much signify when.
himself obliged to leave the regiment, on account of some debts of honour, which were very pressing;
He meant to resign his commission immediately; and as to his future situation, he could conjecture very little about it. He must go somewhere, but he did not know where, and he knew he should have nothing to live on.
why he had not married your sister at once. Though Mr. Bennet was not imagined to be very rich, he would have been able to do something for him, and his situation must have been benefited by marriage.
Wickham still cherished the hope of more effectually making his fortune by marriage in some other country. Under such circumstances, however, he was not likely to be proof against the temptation of immediate relief. "They met several times, for there was much to be discussed. Wickham of course wanted more than he could get; but at length was reduced to be reasonable. "Every thing being settled between them, Mr. Darcy's next step was to make your uncle acquainted with it, and he first called in Gracechurch street the evening before I came home. But Mr. Gardiner could not be seen,
your father was still with him, but would quit town the next morning. He did not judge your father to be a person whom he could so properly consult as your uncle, and therefore readily postponed seeing him till after the departure of the former.
It was owing to him, to his reserve and want of proper consideration, that Wickham's character had been so misunderstood, and consequently that he had been received and noticed as he was.
you have actually seen Pemberley.”
you were gone into the army,
had — not turned out well.
she is uncommonly improved within this year or two.
it was left you conditionally only, and at the will of the present patron.”
there was a time, when sermon-making was not so palatable to you as it seems to be at present;
you actually declared your resolution of never taking orders,
the business had been compromised accordingly.”
the partridges were remarkably well done;
'Ah! Mrs. Bennet, we shall have her at Netherfield at last.'
the luckiest family in the world,
marked out for misfortune.
not only your sister was on the point of being most advantageously married, but
Miss Elizabeth Bennet, would, in all likelihood, be soon afterwards united to my nephew, my own nephew, Mr. Darcy.
“if your nephew does not object to them, they can be nothing to you.”
so disgraceful a match.
‘had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner.’
I could not have addressed you in any possible way that would induce you to accept me.”
“What could become of Mr. Bingley and Jane!”
Mr. Bennet's consent should be asked in the course of the evening.
the Collinses were come themselves to Lucas Lodge.