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Written by Kathryn Ann
(5/5/2010 12:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Tact?, penned by Line
I believe that Line is correct. I know I have read - somewhere here at Pemberley no doubt, and if I had the time I am sure could find it somewhere in the archives - that a gentleman in such circumstances would indeed "time" a proposal to coincide with the planned departure of either himself or the lady, so as not to make things uncomfortable.
I am still of the opinion that he had put off his planned departure to "court" Elizabeth, and his proposal was timed to match his new departure date.
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