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Collins came up to them, and told her with great exultation that he had just been so fortunate as to make a most important discovery. It pains me to offend you. Darcy drew his chair a little towards her, and said, “_You_ cannot have a right to such very strong local attachment. Chapter 38 On Saturday morning Elizabeth and Mr. is not disposed to depend upon their marriage; he shook his head when I expressed my hopes, and said he feared W. Copyright laws in most countries are ina constant state of change. How shall we punish him for such a speech?” “Nothing so easy, if you have but the inclination,” said Elizabeth. She was confident of having performed her duty, and to fret over unavoidable evils, or augment them by anxiety, was no part of her disposition. No motive can excuse the unjust and ungenerous part you acted _there_. They had been walking about the place with some of their new friends, and were just returning to the inn to dress themselves for dining with the same family, when the sound of a carriage drew them to a window, and they saw a gentleman and a lady in a curricle driving up the street. “And pray, may I ask?—” But checking himself, he added, in a gayer tone, “Is it in address that he improves? Has he deigned to add aught of civility to his ordinary style?—for I dare not hope,” he continued in a lower and more serious tone, “that he is improved in essentials. ” “And do you really know all this?” cried Mrs. Darcy who, though extremely surprised, was not unwilling to receive it, when she instantly drew back, and said with some discomposure to Sir William: “Indeed, sir, I have not the least intention of dancing. I must beg to return to the house. Bingley and his sister pressed them to stay longer, she could spare them very well. Darcy they had seen only at church. Bennet treated the matter differently. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet. I am sorry to have occasioned pain to anyone. ” “This is the only point, I flatter myself, on which we do not agree. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both; by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance. My feelings will not be repressed. ” Elizabeth’s spirits were so high on this occasion, that though she did not often speak unnecessarily to Mr. Jenkinson’s room. But it was her business to be satisfied— and certainly her temper to be happy; and all was soon right again. ” “In my opinion, the younger son of an earl can know very little of either. . Her brother, whose eye she feared to meet, scarcely recollected her interest in the affair, and the very circumstance which had been designed to turn his thoughts from Elizabeth seemed to have fixed them on her more and more cheerfully. I knew nothing at all of Lady Catherine’s connections. Collins had only to change from Jane to Elizabeth—and it was soon done— done while Mrs. ” “How can you talk so?” said Jane, faintly smiling. ”

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