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Written by Nikki N
(4/12/2013 12:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Perhaps all sides 'politely' knew that dislike was mutual?, penned by Nancy Ann
at end of chap 7 -- "When breakfast was over they were joined by the sisters; and Elizabeth began to like them herself, when she saw how much affection and solicitude they shewed for Jane." -- but when at dinner in chap 8 -- "The sisters, on hearing this, repeated three or four times how much they were grieved, how shocking it was to have a bad cold, and how excessively they disliked being ill themselves; and then thought no more of the matter", it restored Eliz to her original dislike.
If we did not know of Bingley's sisters' conversations when Eliz was not there, might we not think that Eliz was being overly-critical, and like to feel that her first impressions were always right!
In chap 11, when Jane first came down --
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