Posted by Katariina on July 14, 1997 at 08:37:48:
In reply to Re: Brothers and sisters dancing? posted by Kathy F. on July 10, 1997 at 20:29:55
] This brings up another point, in my mind. If Mr. Bingley had asked Jane first, would he have been slighting the Lucases, who called on him first? Was his choice for his first partner based on the neighborly attentions shown him?
I believe he danced first with Miss Lucas because he was introduced to her first. As we know, Mr Bennet, who was the only one in the family who was aquainted to Bingley, was not present and could not introduce his daughters to him. Therefore Sir William had to do it, but of course after introducing his own daughters to him. You could not dance with someone you did not formally know.
But why do they alwasy say the first two dances, even in the film when they obviously dance only one? Was it customary always to dance two dances with the same partner?
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