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|Let's listen to Jane..
Written by Jim Morris
(5/1/2013 7:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, No one is banning anyone ;-), penned by Ramya
..on Bingley when she accepted he wouldn't be returning to Netherfield in the recent present....
"You doubt me," cried Jane, slightly colouring; "indeed you have no reason. He may live in my memory as the most amiable man of my acquaintance, but that is all.
I have nothing either to hope or fear, and nothing to reproach him with. Thank God! I have not that pain.
A little time therefore.óI shall certainly try to get the better." With a stronger voice she soon added, "I have this comfort immediately, that it has not been more than an error of fancy on my side, and that it has done no harm to any one but myself."
What exactly does this tell us of Bingley's behaviour to Jane? It would seem beyond doubt that an attraction of personalities was there, but no positive indications of romance. That I can sympathise with her hopes being dashed is true, but that's exactly what they were, hopes. Bingley is not guilty of any disgraceful or disgusting behaviour on that score. That he wasn't maybe more assertive in seeing where it all may go is disapointing, but in terms of a commitment or promise of any sort, he is not guilty, as he never either.
Case rests. You may cross examine the witness. (-:
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