Chapter 24 -- not present
Chapter 25 -- not present
Mrs. Gardiner convinces herself that she's heard Darcy spoken of as "a very proud, ill-natured boy".
Chapters 26, 27, 28, 29 -- not present
Chapter 30 -- Arrival at Hunsford
Darcy comes the day after his arrival to visit the parsonage. Greets Charlotte briefly, later asks Lizzy about her family. Appears flustered as he denies having met Jane in London.
Chapter 31 -- At Rosings
LIzzy's first visit to Rosings after the gentlemen's arrival:
- Darcy drawn into praising Georgiana's skill at music
- Embarrassed by LC's offer to let Lizzy play the piano in Mrs. Jenkinson's room (in nobody's way, there)
- Leaves LC to join Fitzwilliam and Lizzy at the piano
- Drawn by Lizzy into discussion of his Hertfordshire behavior
- Pleads inability to converse with strangers
- Condemned by both Fitzwillian and Lizzy for being unwilling to converse
- "We neither of us perform to strangers"; not another word recorded (not unreasonable to infer comments, possibly even conversation).
Chapter 32 -- At Hunsford
Darcy finds Lizzy alone at the parsonage:
- Embarrassed (did not expect her to be alone). Greets her, then silence
- Responds to her question about the Bingleys' health, then silence
- Responds to her question about Bingley's plans for Netherfield, then silence
- After substantial period of silence, starts conversation on the parsonage
- Comments on Charlotte's situation
- Conversation migrates to distance of Hunsford from Longbourn
- Darcy says it's easy, Lizzy says too far
- Comments that Lizzy should like to be far from Longbourn; reconsiders, changes subject to Kent's environs
- Conversation becomes cool; terminated by return of Charlotte and Maria
Charlotte and Lizzy discuss motive for Darcy returning often to the parsonage:
- In love with Lizzy? unlikely, since he almost never talks, and then unwillingly
- "Seldom animated", hence probably converses well occasionally
- Escape LC?
- Nothing else to do?
Charlotte tries unsuccessfully on her own to determine why Darcy visits so often (too often silent for love).
Chapter 33 -- At Rosings Park: revelations
Darcy meets Lizzy on her walks
- frequent, even though she warns him against it
- Mostly silent, but occasionally asks questions that disturb her
Lizzy encounters Fitzwilliam while reading Jane's letter
- Fitzwilliam reveals he's at Darcy's disposal -- maybe they will leave Rosings Saturday if Darcy doesn't change his mind "again"
- Discussion of fortune and its consequences: Darcy can do pretty much as he pleases; Fitzwilliam can't
- Fitzwilliam reveals he's co-guardian of Georgiana with Darcy
- Lizzy guides conversation to Bingleys
- Fitzwilliam reveals that Darcy saved "a friend" from an inconvenient marriage (Lizzy is convinced it can only be Bingley)
- After brief discussion on Darcy's interaction (Darcy's "triumph"), Lizzy changes subject to neutral matters
Chapter 34 -- At Hunsford: revelations
Darcy visits Lizzy upon hearing that she's unwell
Declares his love for her
- "Spoke well"
- Love has overcome her inferiority
- Love has overcome his society's objections
Lizzy shocks him by refusing him
- Never wanted his love
- Sorry for causing pain
- sure it will not last
Darcy angers her by accusing her of incivility, asks for explanation
- His insulting proposal
- His presumed destruction of Jane's prospects with Bingley
Darcy acknowledges his role with Bingley and Jane; proud of it ("kinder towards him than myself")
Lizzy accuses him of ruining Wickham
Darcy accuses her of being upset merely by his delivery, of wanting kinder words from him
Lizzy lists her motives for dislike
- ungentlemanly behavior with his proposal
- list of past misbehavior
- growing dislike with his continued misbehavior
Darcy quits the field with "my best wishes for your health and happiness."