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Written by B. Michelle
(1/28/2004 1:48 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Correct me if I misunderstood it ,please, penned by Nasima
Lizzy :- "I like her appearance," said Elizabeth, struck with other ideas. "She looks sickly and cross. Yes, she will do for him very well. She will make him a very proper wife."
IMHO, Lizzy was not making a joke here at all. JA does not indicate that she was at all amused by the fact the Anne was ill. She might have been amused by the fact that Darcy would be stuck with a "sickly and cross" wife. She hated Darcy and saw such a wife as a fair punishment for what he had done to Wickham and Jane. It's the same sort of thought that she has here (after reciving a letter from Jane in London):
This letter gave Elizabeth some pain; but her spirits returned as she considered that Jane would no longer be duped by the sister at least. All expectation from the brother was now absolutely over. She would not even wish for any renewal of his attentions. His character sunk on every review of it; and as a punishment for him, as well as a possible advantage to Jane, she seriously hoped he might really soon marry Mr. Darcy's sister, as by Wickham's account, she would make him abundantly regret what he had thrown away.
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