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women. But she is very young; she has never been taught to think on serious subjects; and for the last half-year, nay, for a twelvemonth—she has been given up to nothing but amusement and vanity. “I have just had a letter from Jane, with such dreadful news. Lady Catherine will not think the worse of you for being simply dressed. ” “You mistake me, my dear. If youdo not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with therules is very easy. Every disposition of the ground was good; and she looked on the whole scene, the river, the trees scattered on its banks and the winding of the valley, as far as she could trace it, with delight. Things are settled so oddly. The loo-table, however, did not appear. Lydia’s voice was heard in the vestibule; the door was thrown open, and she ran into the room. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his _making_ friends— whether he may be equally capable of _retaining_ them, is less certain. E. Collins’s letter; and after laughing at her some time, allowed her at last to go—saying, as she quitted the room, “If any young men come for Mary or Kitty, send them in, for I am quite at leisure. Elizabeth could safely say that it was a great happiness where that was the case, and with equal sincerity could add, that she firmly believed and rejoiced in his domestic comforts. Resignation to inevitable evils is the duty of us all; the peculiar duty of a young man who has been so fortunate as I have been in early preferment; and I trust I am resigned. An hour, however, saw the whole completed; and Mr. Bingley, is not he? So much the man of fashion! So genteel and easy! He has always something to say to everybody. It is an advantage to have it so far from this part of the kingdom. Of his former way of life nothing had been known in Hertfordshire but what he told himself. I am not romantic, you know; I never was. She counted the days that must intervene before their invitation could be sent; hopeless of seeing him before. “Read it aloud,” said their father, “for I hardly know myself what it is about. ” “I beg your pardon, I will try again. “Oh!” said she, “I heard you before, but I could not immediately determine what to say in reply. As they drove to Mr. Kitty then owned, with a very natural triumph on knowing more than the rest of us, that in Lydia’s last letter she had prepared her for such a step. ” “Care of him! Yes, I really believe Darcy _does_ take care of him in those points where he most wants care. The Gardiners stayed a week at Longbourn; and what with the Phillipses, the Lucases, and the officers, there was not a day without its engagement. ” “Depend upon it, my dear, that when there are twenty, I will visit them all. ” Elizabeth’s mind was now relieved from a very heavy weight; and, after half an hour’s quiet reflection in her own room, she was able to join the others with tolerable
composure. Gardiner did not attempt to conceal these particulars from the Longbourn family. She could not win him, however, to any conversation; he merely answered her question, and read on.

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