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Written by gianni
(5/11/2010 11:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How useful is Mrs. Reynolds' recommendation?, penned by Line
they soon became sensible that the authority of a servant who had known him since he was four years old, and whose own manners indicated respectability, was not to be hastily rejected.
Granted, they have motive now to find good in him (they've become aware of his fervent interest in Lizzy), but they also have personal experience with him, now, that does not contradict Mrs. Reynolds, whose opinion (as far as their experience makes possible) is also supported by the townspeople.
Collins, on the other hand, is a flagrant fool, recognized as such by all in Longbourn; and Lizzy's very first experience with Lady Catherine shows the fallacy of Collins's recommendation. I can go along with the similarity of their descriptions: I cannot see the slightest resemblance in their import.
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