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Written by Jen S
(4/30/2007 10:14 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Caroline and Darcy, penned by Kathi
he doesn't seem to hold back in his verbal barbs with her even at this early stage. I guess I attributed it to his perceiving her interest in him due to her bashing of someone whose fine eyes had caught his attention.
"Eliza Bennet," said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, "is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex by undervaluing their own; and with many men, I dare say, it succeeds. But, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art."
"Undoubtedly," replied Darcy, to whom this remark was chiefly addressed, "there is meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable."
Miss Bingley was not so entirely satisfied with this reply as to continue the subject.
I read this that Miss Bingley wasn't satisfied with the subject because she knew Darcy was referring to her cunning use of tearing Elizabeth down in order to make herself look better, but maybe I'm reading too much into it.
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