Written by Reeba
(9/20/2009 2:28 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "fond of low company", penned by Heather Leigh
I find it hard to accept that Edward means Lucy Steele when he says 'low' company.
He's too much of a gentleman to pass such a remark about his fiancee, even if he doesn't feel much for her anymore, even if the Dashwoods don't know her yet and are unaware who he is talking about.
I think he means to express that all what is considered 'genteel' he isn't up to it.
I certainly don't think that he feels manly among them.
I think he's actually saying he belongs/is destined to be with the 'low company' considering how unsmart he is, not fit for the army, parliament, not fashionable etc