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|Mr Collins writing style.
Written by Mandy N
(5/12/2007 4:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Another "sly" Gilpin allusion, penned by JulieW
'The author fears too, he maybe called on to apologize for the many digressions he hath made.'
Reminded me of the opening of Mr Collins letter;
'The disagreement subsisting between yourself and my late honoured father, always gave me much uneasiness,'
'Among the objects of rational amusement, may we not enumerate also the beautiful appearances of the face of nature'
I don't know if Mr Collins is thinking of the reputed beauty of the Bennet girls;
'I cannot be otherwise concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters,'.
Mr Collins' writing seems full of well meaning yet demeaning terms, flattery and respect; esp. for Lady Catherine or at least her bounty -which confers on him the Rectory.
Mr Collins signs himself as William Collins. Interestingly, Revd. Gilpin's name was also William. ;D
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