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Written by Nasima
(1/21/2004 1:22 a.m.)
The whist party soon afterwards breaking up, the players gathered round the other table, and Mr. Collins took his station between his cousin Elizabeth and Mrs. Philips.........(snip)....
*Does that mean that this game is a kind of gambling? And if so, is it ok for the clergyman to do so?
And then we read:-
Mr. Wickham's attention was caught; and after observing Mr. Collins for a few moments, he asked Elizabeth in a low voice whether her relation were very intimately acquainted with the family of de Bourgh.
** JA tells us at the beginning that Mr. Collins sits between Lizzy and her aunt, that means he is close to her somehow, then Mr. W whisperd to Lizzy (in a low voice, as JA describes ) and ask her about Lady C and so on.
I wonder, couldn't Mr. C hear them if he is so near? And if he didn't b/c of the whispering, did Lizzy and W continued their conversation in a low voice, they talk for a quite enough time about Lady C and her daughter . If so, I don't think it is a decent way of conversation among others .
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