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|Mr. Collins' 'resignation'
Written by abdullyne
(1/22/2004 10:22 a.m.)
A comment made by Mr. Collins in Chap. 20, after Lizzy rejected his proposal continues to puzzle me. "My dear Madam" ..... "for I have often observed that resignation is never so perfect as when the blessing denied begins to lose somewhat its value in our estimation".
Sometimes I think I get it - that since he feels/thinks less highly of Lizzy now, its easier for him to be nonchalant about the whole thing. But on subsequent readings I get more confused. Maybe, I'm reading too much into this. Thanks.
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