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Written by Line
(5/12/2010 4:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I agree with Stephanie's interpretation of this sentence., penned by Connie
Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever. He was at the same timehaughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting. In that respect his friend had greatly the advantage. Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared,Darcy was continually giving offence. (and not just in Meryton, IMO - L.)
If Darcy thought that the behaviour commonly required at a ball was beneath him, then IMO he considered the behaviour of a gentleman beneath him. I've linked a thread from our GR of "The Gentleman's Daughter" on this subject. I linked it earlier in this GR, but with all the posts, you may have missed it. :-)
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