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Written by Jim Morris
(5/5/2013 9:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Consistent, penned by Therese
"I am not sure he was, by then ("only" three months after), projecting to go back to Meryton to see her back, but he would probably have gone towithin a year or two, had he learned she was still unmarried..."
I doubt very much that he would seriously expect her to be single/unmarried in a year or two? With marriage figuring so importantly in the lives of young women, there must have been at least some sort of urgency within Darcy to try again to win Lizzie as soon as feasibly possible. He has no real reason to believe she'll change her mind, although he must entertain hopes that his disclosures may go some way to changing her views of him. All he has right now is hope, but love entertains no boundaries or restraints, does it?
Lizzie gives us clues about her own uncertainty by her thoughts at Pemberley. Does her general behaviour send out any signals to Darcy that all may not be lost? She agrees to meet his sister, is delighted to be re-aquainted with Bingley and displays no outward signs of dislike or hostility to him. Is it pure coincidence that his visit to his aunt takes place whilst Lizzie is at Hunsford? Is it coincidence, or just fate, that places Lizzie at his home just as he arrives back there? Georgiana hardly has time to tootle a Polinaise on her new piano before she's in the chariot and whizzing off to Lambton to meet the mysterious new aquaintance of her brother, so he can organise a fishing expedition and invite these strangers to dinner. Where is is it all heading?
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