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Written by amytat
(4/24/2013 8:42 p.m.)
Now that we have Darcy’s side of the story I’d like to revisit the question of whether Bingley is likely to forget the details of whatever Darcy told him regarding Wickham.
From what Jane learned at the Neatherfield ball:“Mr. Bingley does not know the whole of his history, and is quite ignorant of the circumstances which have principally offended Mr. Darcy; …is perfectly convinced that Mr. Wickham has deserved much less attention from Mr. Darcy than he has received; … But what does he say of the living? ….He does not exactly recollect the circumstances, though he has heard them from Mr. Darcy more than once…”
Both from what Bingley says and from Darcy writing, “a circumstance … no obligation less than the present should induce me to unfold to any human being” we can assume Bingley doesn’t know about Georgiana. So if what Darcy told him was basically that his father recommended that if Mr. Wickham took orders Darcy give him a valuable living and that Wickham resigned all claim to assistance in the church and accepted in return three thousand pounds. I could understand Bingley thinking. “Well, that’s more than fair.” And forgetting the details especially if some time has passed.
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