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Written by Adrian
(6/20/2007 12:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elizabeth's perspective on Bingley and Jane (Ch. 54), penned by Lila
...is that Bingley and Georgiana are not an item. Before seeing them together at Pemberley, Lizzy not only accepted Miss Bingley's claim that this was what the families wanted (even if she did not think Bingley concurred) but also felt that this desired match was one of the preeminent reasons for Darcy's interference in the Jane/Bingley connection.
Finally, when Bingley and Darcy dine at Loungbourn, Lizzy can see that Bingley (regardless of Darcy's blessing) is still partial to Jane and that Darcy has not prevented him from returning to the neighborhood. At this point Lizzy can take some comfort in the thought that her own match with Darcy might aid her sister's happiness even more than Jane and Bingley's match might have led to a Lizzy/Darcy marriage. (After all, Lizzy still thinks Darcy's pride vis a vis a connection with Wickham more of an obstacle than Bingley's.)
My own thinking is that any time after Pemberley (and particularly after Lizzy discovers Darcy's role in Lydia's marriage) Lizzy would have said yes to a second proposal.
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