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|I thought for the pleasure of anoying his wife
Written by Elbč
(4/12/2010 11:12 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The first deception, penned by Connie
I think he realises that he would have to get his daughters off his hands - judging by the expediency with which he made the visit: Mr. Bennet was among the earliest of those who waited on Mr. Bingley. He had always intended to visit him, though to the last always assuring his wife that he should not go; and till the evening after the visit was paid she had no knowledge of it. Chap 2
I think he didn't tell her because he takes delight in "vexing" Mrs Bennet. It is his sole consolation to marrying her - as he puts it: "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least." Chap 1
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