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|Yes, Charlotte is expecting, but the phrasing always...
Written by Adrian
(5/19/2010 12:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Question on Mr. Collins Phrase, penned by Lenora
...gives me a laugh because of the mention of an olive branch earlier in the book. Just as Mr. Collins offered his visit (and forgiveness of parental squabbles) as an olive branch (a "gift") to the Bennets, Mr. Bennet imagines (or sardonically describes) this child as a beneficent "gift" or "offering" from Mr. Collins to Charlotte. For some reason that parallel always breaks me up.
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