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Written by Adrian
(5/9/2007 12:32 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I am afraid we are going to cross swords again!, penned by jeremy
It appears that the last contact Lizzy has had with Darcy prior to this meeting (as Robbin says below) was the day he totally ignored her; Darcy's purpose was to wipe out any hopes Lizzy might have developed regarding him while at Netherfield, and Darcy appears to have succeeded spectacularly. The next time they meet (or half-meet) is when Darcy and Bingley encounter them (and Wickham) on the way to ascertain the state of Jane's recovery.
This implies there has been no intervening meeting.
So I do not think one can line all the Lizzy/Darcy incidents up and give them equal weight. Some will stick out in Lizzy's mind, others in Darcy's; only we get to see all of them and reassess their importance, and some of us have benefits of hindsight unavailable to Lizzy and Darcy at the time.
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