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Written by nan duval
(5/6/2010 8:53 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy's progress, week 4, penned by gianni
& would only add that in the letter referring to Lizzie's belief of Wickham's version of events he exercises self restraint in refraining from going further in pointing out the reason for her credulity--that she was smitten with Wickham & that this was due to Wickham's flattering manners.
"I know not in what manner, under what form of falsehood he has imposed on you; but his success is not perhaps to be wondered at, ignorant as you previously were of everything concerning either. Detection could not be in your power, and suspicion certainly not in your inclination."(chapter 35) I read this as both implying that Lizzie is not naturally suspicious (a compliment) but that she was also inclined to believe Wickham for less laudable reasons--vanity, infatuation, as implied in Darcy's statement during the proposal: "You take an eager interest in that gentleman's concerns," (Chapter 34)
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