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Written by BarbaraB
(4/19/2010 4:06 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect, penned by Stephanie
Another note explains that there were far more graduates looking for livings than livings available to fill the need. At this time about 20% of graduates obtained one within five years. Many never got one and spent their entire life as underpaid assistants. Apparently, if you weren't in a position to inherit or have someone who would purchase one for you, 'networking' as Line referred to it was of the utmost importance. Mr. Collins was extraordinarily fortunate, his offer of a living by Lady C was an unexpected surprise even to him. The guy just seems to fall into good fortune doesn't he?
*An incredible living practically fell out of the sky and knocked him on the head
What a happy happy man. And why not? Fate just smiles down on him. :)
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