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Written by Jim Morris
(4/30/2013 4:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy did NOT assume that, penned by Ramya
What exactly does that mean? That he took a fancy to her but never put it into words or gave a hint of marriage. "In love" is bandied about far too lightly in some posts I feel. I'm partial to chocolate biscuits; doesn't mean I can't live without them. As I said previously, Lizzie admitted to herself that she may have taken things for granted somewhat. Bingley had made no mention of love to Jane whatsoever. It may well have gone that way had he not left the area, granted,but he did, and it didn't, till eight months later.
If Bingley had cherished such burning thoughts of Jane, why didn't he come back and find out for himself? Is that the action of a man deeply in love? Not to me, I'm afraid. Darcy took the blame for something that didn't happen due to his intervention, yes, but it was a growing situation, not a set-in-stone one. Bingley should have stated his case to Jane if he felt love for her, not given up on someone else's word.
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