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|I think Mrs Bennet
Written by JulieW
(6/23/2007 1:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Some Great Information/Also the Theory on Lady C, penned by BarbaraB
was simply thinking of status: Darcy was most probably as rich and wealthy as many a lord,and so she thinks he ,naturally ,should be , therefore, able to quaify for a special license,and to heck with the application of the law.
Let's face it ,even had she known the law she would not have understood it ;-)
I don't think Mrs Bennet had any inkling of Lady Cs displeasure( unless Mr Bennet read his letter from Mr Collins to her:see chapter 57) .
The things to remember is that despite Lady C trying to scupple the match between Elizabeth and Darcy , in reality there was nothing she could do. Her daughter was not engaged to him, so no breach of promise suit loomed. Darcy was his own man, and was of age; Elizabeth had her father's consent, so, legally, there was nothing Lady C could have done to prevent the marriage.
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