In the manner of elegant females
Posted by Marsha on May 12, 1998 at 21:21:34:
In response to "The Well-Mannered Courtship", written by Lou on May 05, 1998 at 18:41:16
A lady’s first refusal need not be taken at face value, particularly "should a timid blush intimate doubt, or a gentle smile lurking in the half-dropped eye give pleasing challenge to further parley,"
Seems that Mr Collins was not the only one to believe that of well-bred females. Oh well, Caroline Bingley always said those Bennet girls were ill-bred!
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