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|Somewhere I got the impression that whereas...
Written by Adrian
(5/9/2007 6:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Determined to hate, penned by Margaret S
...a lady was allowed to "cut" (ignore a greeting from?) a gentleman, a gentleman was not allowed to cut anyone (thus Darcy has to at least tangentially acknowledge Wickham when riding past in Meryton), so refusing to acknowledge Lizzy's presence (for half an hour in the same room at Netherfield?) comes very close to cutting her.
But admittedly I am not an expert on this custom in this era.
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