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|Not sure if Mr. Collins' choices arise from wisdom
Written by Graciela
(4/30/2010 1:56 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, YES, sounding out her ideas about marriage, penned by Heather Leigh
Miss Bennet's lovely face confirmed his views, and established all his strictest notions of what was due to seniority; and for the first evening she was his settled choice.
Then Mrs. Bennet told him that Jane "was likely to be very soon engaged."
Mr. Collins had only to change from Jane to Elizabeth -- and it was soon done -- done while Mrs. Bennet was stirring the fire. Elizabeth, equally next to Jane in birth and beauty, succeeded her of course.
Mr. Collins chose Jane and Elizabeth because they were the eldest and beautiful. If they had been stupid he still would have chosen them.
Neither I'm sure that he chose Charlotte because he saw that she was sensible. He really was lucky.
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