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Written by Chandra S
(2/1/2004 9:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Some answers, penned by Ramya
" Very few days passed in which Mr. Collins did not walk to Rosings, and not many in which his wife did not think it necessary to go likewise;..."
but *not* while they were going in the afternoons or evenings after having been invited to tea or dinner or cards. I am sure LC would think it rude to refuse an actual invitation (even for illness) but Lizzy would not be expected to just "drop in" every time the Collinses did.
It sounded to me like the syncophant Collins felt it necessary to call daily without an invitation (which wasn't as bad a thing then as it is now, of course), and Charlotte went with him for reasons of her own. I can only speculate, but in my imagination those reasons were, first, to keep the syncophant from becoming *too* offensive, and second, because for her own financial comfort it was as much in her interest to appear pleasant and civil to LC as possible (other family livings to dispose of).
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