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Written by Line
(4/18/2013 7:32 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, LOL, old King Henry would have your head, penned by mikeB in Japan
...I had in mind! During his early reign (before thiings started going downhill) he was apparently very popular and one reason was that he did, indeed, have "the common touch". :-) (Remembering that good old Henry was married to his first wife for some twenty years, while the other five put together only took ten...)
Back to P&P: while *Darcy* presumably doesn't intend to be offensive, anybody without a massive sense of superiority should be able to figure out that standing around silently watching and listening to a young lady without talking to her is *not* the way to get into her good books. It's as if at least some part of him feels that she should be flattered enough by his mere presence without his having to go to the trouble of making pleasant conversation, as well.
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