My dear Mr. Daugherty
Posted by Mark on January 19, 1998 at 15:08:38:
In response to A proper marriage prosposal, written by Patrick on January 19, 1998 at 13:51:12
] Gentle Readers,
] In that my sweetheart has long been devoted to Miss Austen, it is likely that she would be pleased by a proposal of marriage extended in the prose and style of a gentleman typical of that period and place. For my part, I am sadly unlearned in the ways of Pemberley.
What a noble idea. But first let me gently clue you into a very important "way of Pemberley." We already have a "Patrick" who posts here quite regularly. Unless you be he, (and I doubt this is the case), would you please be so kind as to modify your name slightly so that we can tell you apart? We dearly love to know to whom we are speaking here at Pemberley.
I would recommend you click upon FAQ and peruse the "Posting Etiquette" listing. It explains that and other things, as well.
As to your question, I can only suggest you read Chapter #34 of Pride and Prejudice in order to learn how NOT to do it! However, your sweetheart may thoroughly enjoy you using the opening line. Mr. Darcy starts out great, but rapidly goes downhill!!
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