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Written by Carolyn
(5/24/2007 9:46 p.m.)
Elizabeth had heard soon after her arrival that Mr. Darcy was expected there in the course of a few weeks, and though there were not many of her acquaintance whom she did not prefer, his coming would furnish one comparatively new to look at in their Rosings parties, and she might be amused in seeing how hopeless Miss Bingley's designs on him were, by his behaviour to his cousin, for whom he was evidently destined by Lady Catherine, who talked of his coming with the greatest satisfaction, spoke of him in terms of the highest admiration, and seemed almost angry to find that he had already been frequently seen by Miss Lucas and herself.
Elizabeth was actually looking forward to Mr. Darcy's visit, if only to relieve to the monotony of the Rosings sojourns.
I find it interesting that Lady C is almost angry that they already know Darcy. I believe it comes from the fact that she wanted to show off two such eligible gentlemen (almost like trophy nephews.) Such family connections add to her consequence.
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