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Written by Connie
(5/4/2010 10:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy, the Conversationalist -- Week 4 (Long), penned by gianni
Besides the point Stephanie mentioned, I have one other disagreement. I think he was convinced that his concealing Jane's being in London was wrong. Look at this phraseology:
...I do not reflect with satisfaction... I condescended... Perhaps this deception, this concealment, was beneath me.
I would guess the word "perhaps" is what convinced you he was not convinced. I admit it is open to interpretation. I take it as a nod to his pride, his being uncomfortable with having to admit he was wrong, rather than to any real doubt on his side. I believe the earlier phrases to mean that he was not satisfied in his conscience with what he had done. He could not apologize for it--i.e., defend it--as he had his other actions. He could only say that his motives were pure (it was done for the best). His use of the word "condescended" to describe his actions tell me that he did believe it was beneath him--i.e., a man of his character should not have acted in such a sly, secretive manner.
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