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|But I will not torment you with vain wishes,
Written by Stephanie
(5/11/2010 10:00 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, More thoughts on vanity, penned by Connie
Darcy has a 'right to be proud,' as Charlotte labeled him: well, Elizabeth has a right to think him vain, too. He has at least one sycophant hanging around, giving him over-the-top praise constantly: how was Elizabeth not to know that he did not enjoy it as much as Lady CatdB liked her flatterers? And another friend who thinks the world of his experience, opinion, and understanding; unconscious, unplanned, hourly flattery coing from someone by means deficient himself. Elizabeth thought Darcy expected a 'yes' to his proposal, despite no obvious courtship, and no attempt on his side to soften his insulting references to the obstacles to a match. He became angry when refused - not dejected, not embarrassed. Like Mr. Collins, he was MAD.
Besides, his vanity would be likely to come into play in his usual circles, do not you think? That is why dignified elders can make goo-goo faces at infant grandchildren. No one cares if BABIES think one silly! ;)
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