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|Darcy may not have refused all introductions.
Written by Adrian
(5/12/2010 1:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, could not be prevailed on to join in their censure, penned by Stephanie
Darcy may well have been introduced to any number of men but did not linger to converse with any of them. Certainly we know Darcy was standoffish and more likely to listen in on conversations than participate; we see this at the Lucas party and even as late as his visits to Hunsford. This is just the behavior he described at the Rosings piano.
"I certainly have not the talent which some people possess," said Darcy, "of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done." (Ch. 31)
After all, at Meryton he must have been introduced to Sir William (or whoever served as host), but one can understand his not having a deep intellectual discussion with him.
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