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|Mr Collins and his income
Written by Bridget D
(4/18/2013 7:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, a catch, penned by Nikki N
I agree that he's "a catch" in the sense of being reasonalby well off and able to support a wife.. (and having the prospect of Longbourne as well). But I'd question how rich Mr C senior was. Im assuming he had a modest income, but if he was miserly and hated to spend, surely he must have amassed a small fortune which mr C would inherit, yet we're told by Eliz taht while teh Collinses have a good income, it's not enough for frequent journeys home and that the Collinses, while not badly off, aren't able to mix with the local gentry much because they are not rich enough. So I would put Mr C Senior's income as fairly modest. Of course it does not mean that he was very poor either, and clearly he hated to spend even up to his limit and made Collins junior live very quietly....
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