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Written by Linden
(2/9/2004 3:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Your sister can't have him. I want him for my sister!, penned by Allison Jo
Perhaps she could have aimed higher, but Mr Bingley is not to be sniffed at as a potential husband for the grand-daughter of an earl. He has a hundred thousand pounds, and she has thirty thousand, so in terms of wealth she's marrying up. His birth isn't so good, but he is a gentleman, even if his father wasn't. And, in Mr Darcy's eyes, his connections are perfectly good (ie Mr Darcy himself). Mr Darcy would choose to think that anyone who was worthy to be his friend was also worthy to be his brother-in-law. Marriage between the heir/heiress of a successful tradesman and the nobility was common in those days.
And, of course, Mr Bingley is a very nice man. I don't see Mr Darcy forcing his sister to marry his friend, but I do see him encouraging such a match.
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