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Written by Jo Y
(1/18/2004 11:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sparing himself?, penned by LaurieC
Perhaps he was also keen to avoid Mrs Bennet getting carried away with the possibility of Mr Collins marrying one of their daughters, as is hinted at in the letter - "my readiness to make every possible amends". I suspect that Mrs B would not fail to see the potential of this being a satisfactory match in her eyes. Was Mr B keeping quiet to preserve some peace and sanity until the last moment, especially as he doesn't hold much hope of Mr Collins' being the sort of character he'd desire for a son-in-law!?
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