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Written by gianni
(5/12/2010 8:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Connections and social standing, penned by Kathi
... can be disputed: try "My objections to the marriage [of Jane and Bingley] were not merely those which I last night acknowledged to have required the utmost force of passion to put aside, in my own case; the want of connexion could not be so great an evil to my friend as to me." (emphasis mine)
To be sure, I reread both the proposal and the letter; I see nothing in the proposal about her family's behavior. I see that he felt he had not been clear about the family situation, and was now clarifying that the real evil had been their behavior.
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