Posted by Sara Jane on December 12, 1997 at 11:30:08:
In response to Yes, but..., written by Mark on December 12, 1997 at 10:57:08
] ] ] How did Maria Lucas know it was Mrs. Jenkinson in the carriage and not Lady Catherine? Where did she come by this information when Lizzy wasn't present?
] Yes, I have envisioned such a scene myself. But Maria is shocked that Elizabeth thought it was Lady C. If Maria had not known herself until just ten seconds earlier, then I fail to see the justification for being shocked.
Perhaps Charlotte's letters home gave her detailed descriptions of everyone in the de Bough household. Or, Mr. Collins could've given discourses on the inhabitants of Rosings in addition to fireplaces and shelving.:-)
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