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|Gossip in P&P, ch.24 + 25
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(4/26/2010 11:04 a.m.)
- " to (Wickham's) other recommendations was now added that of general unreserve. The whole of what Elizabeth had already heard, his claims on Mr. Darcy, and all that he had suffered from him, was now openly acknowledged and publicly canvassed; and everybody was pleased to think how much they had always disliked Mr. Darcy before they had known anything of the matter."
(Now, how did this information get out, I wonder? ;-)
Ch.25: "On being made acquainted with the present Mr. Darcy's treatment of (Wickham), (Mrs. Gardiner) tried to remember something of that gentleman's reputed disposition when quite a lad which might agree with it, and was confident at last that she recollected having heard Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy formerly spoken of as a very proud, ill-natured boy."
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