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Written by Therese
(4/19/2013 1:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Rich, penned by bridget d
I rather believe he tolerates Bingley's sisters and brother-in-law because they are Bingley's relatives and I suspect him of liking the idea of his sister marrying Bingley (he seems to be a loving brother and not all gentlemen of consequence are as amiable as Mr Bingley); but it is true that he seems to bear better the Bingley sisters vulgarity that does not breach the etiquette, than the Bennet's flaws in respecting the same etiquette.
"In any case the Nobility in the UK have usually mixed and married into the landed gentry, there is no wide gap or barrier to intermarriage, just as the gentry have tended to "shade into" the professional middle classes and wealthy business people."
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