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Written by Jean B
(4/30/2007 11:01 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Bingley is certainly not weak, penned by Rose G
"Between him and Darcy there was a very steady friendship, in spite of a great opposition of character. Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied. On the strength of Darcy's regard Bingley had the firmest reliance, and of his judgment the highest opinion. In understanding, Darcy was the superior. Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever."
She goes out of her way to tell us that Bingley is not "deficient in understanding" and that it is Bingley's "easiness and openness" which eddeared him to Darcy.
IMHO this is a very strong friendship based on full knowledge to each others strengths and weaknesses.
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