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|Pride & Prejudice, ch. 42:
Written by gianni
(3/12/2011 6:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Bennet?, penned by Bridget D
"Had Elizabeth's opinion been all drawn from her own family, she could not have formed a very pleasing opinion of conjugal felicity or domestic comfort. Her father, captivated by youth and beauty, and that appearance of good humour which youth and beauty generally give, had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind had very early in their marriage put an end to all real affection for her. Respect, esteem, and confidence had vanished for ever; and all his views of domestic happiness were overthrown."
We can hope that Mr. Knightley would have done better than Mr. Bennet, but it would have been a similar match, even though Harriet had already been improved somewhat by her acquaintance with Emma.
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