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Written by Linden
(2/2/2004 3:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Since Bingley comes from trade (the horror of it all!)...., penned by Karen 2L
Connections mattered, because they increased influence -- your connections would be able to help you in some way.
Mr Darcy would have been looking for a wife with additional connections to the ones he already had -- one mark against a marriage to his cousin, who wouldn't have brought him any new ones.
At Pemberley he meets the Gardiners and welcomes the connection, because he can now see that these people are worth knowing in their own right. I wonder if they'll turn out to be able to help him in some way ...
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