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Quote Chapter 6   Written by Carolyn (5/3/2007 9:29 p.m.)
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A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.

Darcy is most severe on us females.

Miss Bennet he acknowledged to be pretty, but she smiled too much. Chap. 4

"With great energy; but it is a subject [balls] which always makes a lady energetic."chapter 6.

The word is applied to many a woman who deserves it no otherwise than by netting a purse or covering a screen. But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general. I cannot boast of knowing more than half a dozen, in the whole range of my acquaintance, that are really accomplished." Ch. 8

"there is meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable." Ch 8

Now these remarks make Darcy seem a bit of a misogynist. However, I think these remarks can also be read as Darcy having an extemely dry wit.

So how do read these lines? (Either in context or as a stand alone quote.)


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