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Written by Graciela
(5/14/2007 12:14 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Proposal, penned by Cheryl
"and thirdly -- which perhaps I ought to have mentioned earlier, that it is the particular advice and recommendation of the very noble lady whom I have the honour of calling patroness. Twice has she condescended to give me her opinion (unasked too!) on this subject; and it was but the very Saturday night before I left Hunsford -- between our pools at quadrille, while Mrs. Jenkinson was arranging Miss de Bourgh's footstool -- that she said, 'Mr. Collins, you must marry. A clergyman like you must marry. -- Chuse properly, chuse a gentlewoman for my sake; and for your own, let her be an active, useful sort of person, not brought up high, but able to make a small income go a good way. This is my advice. Find such a woman as soon as you can, bring her to Hunsford, and I will visit her.'
I found Mr. Collins attention to the detail of the foodstool (and mentioning it) very amusing. (Reminds me of some people that I know).
And in PP2, when he mentions Lady Catherine, he moves his eyes upward (to the Heaven?)
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