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young lady was sitting down in want of a partner. To know that she had the power of revealing what would so exceedingly astonish Jane, and must, at the same time, so highly gratify whatever of her own vanity she had not yet been able to reason away, was such a temptation to openness as nothing could have conquered but the state of indecision in which she remained as to the extent of what she should communicate; and her fear, if she once entered on the subject, of being hurried into repeating something of Bingley which might only grieve her sister further. ” “I never can be thankful, Mr. But I will no longer importune my young cousin. It was over at last, however. Wickham again, and was resolved to avoid it as long as possible. At such a time much might have been said, and silence was very awkward. I know it all; that the young man’s marrying her was a patched-up business, at the expence of your father and uncles. If, indeed, it should be so! But I dare not hope it. But the case is this: We are not rich enough or grand enough for them; and she is the more anxious to get Miss Darcy for her brother, from the notion that when there has been _one_ intermarriage, she may have less trouble in achieving a second; in which there is certainly some ingenuity, and I dare say it would succeed, if Miss de Bourgh were out of the way. Allowing for the common demands of the game, Mr. His circumstances, he assured me, and I had no difficulty in believing it, were exceedingly bad. But,” she continued, recollecting herself, “as we know none of the particulars, it is not fair to condemn him. His circumstances, he assured me, and I had no difficulty in believing it, were exceedingly bad. He is perfectly amiable. At that moment, Sir William Lucas appeared close to them, meaning to pass through the set to the other side of the room; but on perceiving Mr. Her affections had continually been fluctuating but never without an object. It was impossible for her to see the word without thinking of Pemberley and its owner. Darcy returned within the stated time. Collins arrived on Tuesday, addressed to their father, and written with all the solemnity of gratitude which a twelvemonth’s abode in the family might have prompted. Anything beyond the very neighbourhood of Longbourn, I suppose, would appear far. The acknowledged lovers talked and laughed, the unacknowledged were silent. He had never before supposed that, could Wickham be prevailed on to marry his daughter, it would be done with so little inconvenience to himself as by the present arrangement. And so, my dear sister, I find, from our uncle and aunt, that you have actually seen Pemberley. The express was sent off directly. “We have dined nine times at Rosings, besides drinking tea there twice! How much I shall have to tell!” Elizabeth added privately, “And
how much I shall have to conceal!” Their journey was performed without much conversation, or any alarm; and within four hours of their leaving Hunsford they reached Mr. But their father, though very laconic in his expressions

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