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Written by Marvilyn
(1/13/2004 8:59 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, My thoughts, penned by Becky
[ Miss Bingley would probably have found out this information when her sister did, so would have no reason to ask.
I think Caroline is asking a rhetorical question in order to bring the Bennets' low connections further into spotlight for the men. The entire give-and-take conversation seems to be a joint effort on Caroline and Mrs. Hurst's part to emphasize their own social standing while enforcing the separate and lower standing of the dangerously appealing Bennet women.
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