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|The Col. and Anne
Written by Nasima
(2/3/2004 2:10 p.m.)
"He likes to have his own way very well," replied Colonel Fitzwilliam. "But so we all do. It is only that he has better means of having it than many others, because he is rich, and many others are poor. I speak feelingly. A younger son, you know, must be inured to self-denial and dependence."
"In my opinion, the younger son of an earl can know very little of either. Now, seriously, what have you ever known of self-denial and dependence? When have you been prevented by want of money from going wherever you chose, or procuring anything you had a fancy for?"
"These are home questions -- and perhaps I cannot say that I have experienced many hardships of that nature. But in matters of greater weight, I may suffer from the want of money. Younger sons cannot marry where they like."
"Unless where they like women of fortune, which I think they very often do."
"Our habits of expence make us too dependant, and there are not many in my rank of life who can afford to marry without some attention to money."
After reading this conversation between Lizzy and the Col. I wonder, if ever the Col. thinks of Anne De B as a wife . I think what stops him is that Darcy is meant to be her future husband. But what if the Col. knew that he love Lizzy, do you think that he will propose to Anne to secure his finance in the future?
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