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Written by Nikki N
(4/25/2013 6:42 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Positive ignorance + secret knowledge, penned by Therese
Darcy's reason for writing the letter, and his style at the beginning was very proud --
Darcy still did not regret his action in separating Bingley from Jane --
Darcy regarded the accusation -- "Wilfully and wantonly to have thrown off the companion of my youth, the acknowledged favourite of my father, a young man who had scarcely any other dependence than on our patronage, and who had been brought up to expect its exertion, would be a depravity,", -- as "the more weighty accusation", and explained the whole connexion of Wickham to his family. Wickham had renounced the living in lieu of 3,000 pounds, but three years later "he applied to me again by letter for the presentation ... of which he trusted there could be little doubt, as he was well assured that I had no other person to provide for, and I could not have forgotten my revered father's intentions. You will hardly blame me for refusing to comply with this entreaty, or for resisting every repetition of it."
I suppose Darcy could have stopped his explanation here, but "Having said thus much, I feel no doubt of your secrecy. My sister ... ".
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