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|hear-here! I heartily agree. Evidence from Ch 34...
Written by jeffrey
(4/27/2013 6:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, respect?, penned by bridget d
".....His sense of her inferiority -- of its being a degradation -- of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit...."
(This from the narrator's point of view and it reads like he tried to soften his opinion as much as he could have but he severely underestimated a woman with the mental agility and personal resolve of Elizabeth)
It was obvious that Elizabeth was often embarrassed by the behavior of various members of her immediate family but blood is blood and let nobody else, even someone of the consequence of Darcy, deliver an insult to her family.
He couldn't have put his foot further into his mouth and dis-respected Elizabeth more. You bet she was a gentleman's daughter and her set-down of Mr. Darcy was, I think, the last thing he intended to hear from Elizabeth. From what we know (and she knew at the time of his offer) thus far, I think he earned every word of Elizabeth's rebuke.
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