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Written by Daphne
(1/25/2004 5:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, More Mr. Collins Questions, penned by BarbaraB
He'll give up the living, but we cannot expect him to give up boasting of his great patroness, and Longbourne will continue to be entailed on heirs male. (One does not like to think of a neighborhood in which both Mr. Collins and Mr. Lucas reside. Could even our Jane cope with such inanity?)
However, I think he'll have a bit more money since Charlotte is not the spendthrift that Mrs. Bennet is. Also, there is evidence that Mr. Bennet feels he could have set aside a bit of money for his wife and children. Lady C de B can be relied upon to tell the Collinses how to manage their money, I'm sure.
My opinion, based on people I know, NOT on the text:
FWIW: I'm a newbie who hopes the preceding paragraph isn't verboten on this board.
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