Darcy bequeathed me the next presentation of the best living in his gift. It was dated from Rosings, at eight o’clock in the morning, and was as follows:— “Be not alarmed, madam, on receiving this letter, by the apprehension of its containing any repetition of those sentiments or renewal of those offers which were last night so disgusting to you. They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough-bass and human nature; and had some extracts to admire, and some new observations of threadbare morality to listen to. ” Miss Bingley, however, was incapable of disappointing Mr. I will not be in a hurry to believe myself his first object. Howsoever that may be, you are grievously to be pitied; in which opinion I am not only joined by Mrs. A small sum could not do all this. Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied. Elizabeth preserved as steady a silence as either Mrs. Chapter 53 Mr. ” “It is only evident that Miss Bingley does not mean that he _should_.James’s had made him courteous. Denny addressed them directly, and entreated permission to introduce his friend, Mr. Much had been done and much had been said in the regiment since the preceding Wednesday; several of the officers had dined lately with their uncle, a private had been flogged, and it had actually been hinted that Colonel Forster was going to be married. Fitzwilliam Darcy formerly spoken of as a very proud, ill-natured boy. Hurst and her sister scarcely opened their mouths, except to complain of fatigue, and were evidently impatient to have the house to themselves. However, he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were. We now come to the point. “I wonder my aunt did not tell us of _that_. They agreed that Mrs. I never heard of her existence till the day before yesterday. ” “You may depend upon my not mentioning it. Bennet had designed to keep the two Netherfield gentlemen to supper; but their carriage was unluckily ordered before any of the others, and she had no opportunity of detaining them. Collins and Charlotte were both standing at the gate in conversation with the ladies; and Sir William, to Elizabeth’s high diversion, was stationed in the doorway, in earnest contemplation of the greatness before him, and constantly bowing whenever Miss de Bourgh looked that way. ” Elizabeth, who knew this to be levelled at Mr. She really looked almost wild. And what do you think she said besides? ‘Ah! Mrs. “If _I_ should ever go to Brighton, I would behave better than Lydia. His father, Miss Bennet, the late Mr. Bennet’s leaving them together, after a longer irritation than usual about Netherfield and its master, she could not help saying: “Oh, that my dear mother had more command over herself! She can have no idea of the pain she gives me by her continual reflections on him. ” “Speak to Lizzy about it yourself. Bennet replied that he had not. Haggerston has our directions, and all will be completed in a week.