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Written by Julianne E.
(2/13/2004 6:41 a.m.)
"...it was impossible for Darcy to leave her, or to refrain from saying, in a tone of gentleness and commiseration, 'Let me call your maid. Is there nothing you could take to give you present relief? -- A glass of wine; shall I get you one? -- You are very ill.'"
It bothers me that Darcy tells Elizabeth how ill she looks after she's read Jane's letters. Although I guess the word "ill" had a much different connotation than what I'm thinking, it seems inappropriate that a man would say this to a woman with whom he's not really on intimate terms.
Did anyone else have this reaction?
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