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Written by Robbin
(6/19/2007 7:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Defining "condescension, penned by BarbaraB
"So much the better. It cannot be done too much; and when I next write to her, I shall charge her not to neglect it on any account. I often tell young ladies that no excellence in music is to be acquired without constant practice. I have told Miss Bennet several times that she will never play really well unless she practices more; and though Mrs. Collins has no instrument, she is very welcome, as I have often told her, to come to Rosings every day, and play on the piano forte in Mrs. Jenkinson's room. She would be in nobody's way, you know, in that part of the house."
Mr. Darcy looked a little ashamed of his aunt's ill-breeding, and made no answer. (Chapter 31)
Very funny and quite right IMO, I think you explain condescension, Mr. Collins and Lady Catherine very well. I would only like to add that Darcy, who disparaged so many for their behavior at the assembly and the Bennet’s at the Netherfield ball, finds Lady Catherine’s snobbish generosity embarrassing. I guess everyone has at least one embarrassing relative to bear. (;D)
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