Category Archives: Elizabeth Bennet

Whatever he said . . .

Whatever he said, was said well; and whatever he did, done gracefully. Elizabeth went away with her head full of him. Of Wickham Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 16

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Pride, his best friend

“I wonder that the very pride of this Mr. Darcy has not made him just to you! — If from no better motive, that he should not have been too proud to be dishonest, — for dishonesty I must call … Continue reading

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Tease him

“Teaze him — laugh at him. — Intimate as you are, you must know how it is to be done.” Elizabeth to Miss Bingley, re: Darcy  (How dare she!) Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 11

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Bewitched

. . . Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger. Pride and Prejudice, Vol … Continue reading

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Such low connections

The Bingley sisters discuss Jane’s chances of marrying well: “I have an excessive regard for Jane Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father … Continue reading

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A good memory is unpardonable

Alas… just one more evening of P&P on Sunday. “You are joking, Lizzy.  This cannot be!–engaged to Mr. Darcy! No, no, you shall not deceive me.  I know it to be impossible.” “This is a wretched beginning indeed!  My sole … Continue reading

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Recipe for a marriage

“‘My good qualities are under your protection, and you are to exaggerate them as much as possible; and, in return, it belongs to me to find occasions for teasing and quarrelling with you as often as may be.’” Lizzy to … Continue reading

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Your excellent judgment, cousin Elizabeth

One of our favorites from dear Mr. Collins… “‘My dear Miss Elizabeth, I have the highest opinion in the world of your excellent judgment in all matters within the scope of your understanding . . .” Mr. Collins to Lizzy, … Continue reading

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Marrying without affection

“‘Oh, Lizzy!  do anything rather than marry without affection.’” Jane to Lizzy on her engagement to Darcy, a quote which no doubt echoes Austen’s own thoughts (and sounds very much like her advice to her niece, Fanny) Pride and Prejudice, … Continue reading

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The progress of love

“‘I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation.  It is too long ago.  I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.’” Darcy, answering Lizzy’s question … Continue reading

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