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Written by Nikki N
(5/9/2013 11:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Feelings, regrets, penned by Therese
I don't think Wickham had any such feelings for Eliz, I think Eliz's refection on why he had paid attentions to her wee closer to the truth -- chap 36 --
"he had either been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying his vanity by encouraging the preference which she believed she had most incautiously shewn".
I think it was both these reasons, one after the other. He first paid attention to her very soon after they first met -- he did not know then of her lack of fortune, but would know that she was a daughter of a prominent family in the neighbourhood -- the Bennets of Longbourn. He could not know then of the male entail and Bennet's lack of other property. Not long later, when he found out, he continued to gratify his vanity by encouraging her, until Miss King inherited 10,000 pounds.
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