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|Penny wise and pound foolish?
Written by Kathi
(5/7/2010 8:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Frugal Mr. Bennett, penned by Lenora
If Lydia's behavior becomes bad enough to threaten the respectability of the family, and thus the possibility that the other daughters could marry respectable men, this could turn out to be a very expensive decision in the long run, even if it is a good deal in the short run.
However, I think you are right about his thought processes in that Mr. Bennet is not much of a long-term thinker.
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