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Written by Therese
(5/4/2013 3:56 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy has definitely ..., penned by gianni
Elizabeth had a freedom in her manners, that belongs only to people who own perferctly, "instinctively" etiquette, she is definitely well-bred. Mr Darcy was well aware of it, and would not have found any interest in a woman with, say, Lydia Bennet's "unguarded" behaviour.
Mr Darcy's opinion was : "in spite of his asserting that her manners were not those of the fashionable world, he was caught by their easy playfulness" (chapter 6). Mr Darcy understood the essence of civility, that Elizabeth did have (as well as excellent "country manners") while Mr Bingley's sisters, who were fundamentally vulgar, had only learnt an etiquette and stuck to it; and despised sincerely Elizabeth for not knowing the "fashionable" ones.
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