Category Archives: Mr. Bennet

Ready to make amends

“I cannot be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends . . .” … Continue reading

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Filed under Inheritance, Money, Money and Marriage, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Pride and Prejudice

Entails, a most iniquitous affair

“It certainly is a most iniquitous affair,” said Mr. Bennet, “and nothing can clear Mr. Collins from the guilt of inheriting Longbourn.” Rational Mr. Bennet, being somewhat irrational for the sake of appeasing his wife, regarding the entail that cuts … Continue reading

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If she should die

“. . . if your daughter should have a dangerous fit of illness, if she should die, it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr. Bingley, and under your orders.” Mr. Bennet, to … Continue reading

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Filed under Health, Jane Bennet, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Bingley, Mrs. Bennet, Power, Pride and Prejudice

A matter of delicacy

Love that Mr. Bennet! “About a month ago I received this letter, and about a fortnight ago I answered it, for I thought it a case of some delicacy, and requiring early attention.” Mr. Bennet, on receiving the letter from … Continue reading

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Mr. Bennet

“With a book he was regardless of time . . .” Pride and Prejudice, volume 1, chapter 3 An admirable character trait, and one I completely understand.

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For what do we live?

Today’s quote is not new, but rather a correction — thanks to Laura, who pointed out the error.  I always thought this was “make sport FOR our neighbors,” but when I went to post it the first time, I doublechecked … Continue reading

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Filed under Elizabeth Bennet, Humor, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Neighbors, Pride and Prejudice

Family approval

“‘We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.’” Mr. Bennet, trying to ascertain Lizzy’s feelings about Darcy Pride and Prejudice, volume 3, chapter 17

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Christian forgiveness, a la Mr. Collins

“‘You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.’ That is his notion of Christian forgiveness!” Mr. Bennet, reading a letter from … Continue reading

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Filed under Christianity, Lydia Bennet, Morality, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Pride and Prejudice, Wickham