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Written by Connie
(5/6/2010 10:42 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy at Hunsford – Quiet before the Storm (long), penned by Robbin
Thank you for illuminating this line for me: We neither of us perform to strangers. I could never quite figure out what Darcy meant. Your interpretation that neither of them is acting out of vanity in company is very reasonable. I have come to the conclusion through one of my earlier posts that Darcy's pride kept him from being vain--i.e., he was too proud to care how other people interpreted his taciturn, unsociable disposition. Lizzy stated way back at the Lucas's party that she had no vanity as far as musical ability.
I have always wondered if in this line, Darcy was also hinting that he was no stranger to Lizzy and her ways, just as back at Netherfield he may have implied that she wilfully misunderstood him.
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