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Written by Robbin
(4/15/2010 9:19 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, human nature is particularly prone to [pride], penned by Stephanie
"My dear Miss Eliza, why are not you dancing? -- Mr. Darcy, you must allow me to present this young lady to you as a very desirable partner. You cannot refuse to dance, I am sure, when so much beauty is before you." And, taking her hand, he would have given it to Mr. Darcy, who, though extremely surprised, was not unwilling to receive it, when she instantly drew back, and said with some discomposure to Sir William -- (6)
Good point Stephanie. Had I been in this situation my first thought might have been to pull away because to be refused again and this time right in front of a neighbor would be unpleasant indeed. Always so many things I never thought of before in a group read. Is it not wonderful!
"He is indeed; but considering the inducement, my dear Miss Eliza, we cannot wonder at his complaisance -- for who would object to such a partner?"
Elizabeth looked archly, and turned away. Her resistance had not injured her with the gentleman, and he was thinking of her with some complacency, when thus accosted by Miss Bingley --
There is also Lizzy’s arch look at the end of this encounter which says so wonderfully that she remembers who could object to such a partner? I have always assumed that she is bestowing this look on Darcy, who was not injured by her resistance. If Darcy, does he understand the significance of the look? Does he even know Lizzy overheard him? (:D)
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