Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on December 23, 1997 at 16:23:21:
In response to Just a few answers..., written by Lesley on December 22, 1997 at 23:03:30
] I remember one passage in Pride and Prejudice where Elizabeth is re-evaluating Mr. Darcy's attributes and the phrase was something like, "Mr. Darcy was not a man of irreligious habits." I am pretty sure this would preclude Mr. Darcy from frequenting prostitutes!
As far as Elizabeth knows:
Every lingering struggle in [Wickham's] favour grew fainter and fainter; and in farther justification of Mr. Darcy, she could not but allow that Mr. Bingley, when questioned by Jane, had long ago asserted his blamelessness in the affair; that, proud and repulsive as were his manners, she had never, in the whole course of their acquaintance -- an acquaintance which had latterly brought
them much together, and given her a sort of intimacy with his ways -- seen any thing that betrayed him to be unprincipled or unjust -- any thing that spoke him of irreligious or immoral habits.
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