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|Mrs. Gardiner & Wickham
Written by abdullyne
(1/26/2004 9:06 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mrs Gardiner: a sensible woman giving sensible advice, penned by kathleen (elder)
"Mrs Gardiner had seen Pemberley, and known the late Mr. Darcy by character perfectly well. Here consequently was an inexhaustible subject of discourse. In comparing her recollection of Pemberley, with the minute description which Wickham could give, and in bestowing her tribute of praise on the character of its late possessor, she was delighting both him and herself. On being made acquainted with the present Mr. Darcy's treatment of him, she tried to remember something of that gentleman's reputed disposition when quite a lad, which might agree with it, and was confident at last that she recollected having heard Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy formerly spoken of as a very proud, ill-natured boy."
My question is re the last sentence; did Mrs. Gardiner actually said out aloud to Wickham that she remembered Mr. Darcy being spoken of as a rude young man? I didn't quite get the impression that she did. Just that she remembered it. Any ideas?
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