Lady Catherine's Letter To Darcy
Dear Mr. Darcy:
The indignation solicited by your missive knows no bounds. That a man heretofore well known to all ashonourable, de riguer, and of great intelligence should allow a momentary infatuation to render him so lost to theuse his good judgement, as to inflict such degradation upon himself and his family - it is insupportable. Such analliance shall not be borne!
I implore you to come to your senses. If you will only consider that that woman has but enticed you with her artsand allurements - it is nothing less than wiles on her part. She can have no true regard for you to so imposeherself on a society far above her own inferiority, against all sense of decorem and to all that is an abomination!She is in truth but an obstinate, headstrong upstart of no importance in the world who wilfully wishes to ruin youutterly.
It is my Duty, as such a near relation, to recall you to your obligations to your position and to that which youowe to yourself and to your family. By honour should you be adhered to the tacit expectations of those near toyou. Better to renounce such offers as would so pollute the lineage of your dear mother and father than to excitethe disdain and vexation of everyone.
I am Most grievously disappointed in you,
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
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