Written by Johanna Elisabet
(1/25/2004 7:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Scheming Charlotte, penned by Geri-Lynn
] And how awkward it must have been whenever the Lucases visited Longborne - knowing that their daughter would one day be mistress of that house. They triumphed in that success (though silently, I'm certain). Still, it must have been the elephant in the room whwenever the two families got together.
"Lady Lucas could not be insensible of triumph on being able to retort on Mrs Bennet the comfort of having a daughter well married; and she called at Longbourn rather oftener than usual to say how happy she was, though Mrs Bennetīs sour looks and illnatured remarks might have been enough to drive happiness away." Lady Lucas seem to find great pleasure in "rubbing it in". This is not silent gloating. After all, Mrs Bennet had spent the last month telling everybody - Lady Lucas in particular, of the great fortune she had to expect two daughters soon married.