Mary liking Mr Collins
Posted by Kate on November 28, 1997 at 11:21:33:
In response to What a pair!!!, written by Constanza on November 27, 1997 at 11:34:08
] Mrs. Bennet wished to understand by it that he thought of paying his addresses to one of her younger girls, and Mary might have been prevailed on to accept him. She rated his abilities much higher than any of the others; there was a solidity in his reflections which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example as her's, he might become a very agreeable companion.
] Just imagine those two together!!! There would have been a sort of feedback between them, strengthening the "pompousness". I am so glad Jane Austen didn't get the two married!!!!
I always thought that P&P2 where Davies has Mary trying to flirt with Mr Collins was an invention - I had forgotten this passage that shows that Austen had Mary liking Mr Colins as a potential husband as well!
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