Category Archives: Mr. Collins

Not a sensible man

MR. COLLINS was not a sensible man . . . The subjection in which his father had brought him up had given him originally great humility of manner, but it was now a good deal counteracted by the self-conceit of … Continue reading

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Her charming daughter

“I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her. — These are the kind … Continue reading

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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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Marry? Mr. Collins?

“Mr. Collins to be sure was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary.  But still he would be her husband.  Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had … Continue reading

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Filed under Charlotte Lucas, Marriage, Men, Money, Mr. Collins, Poverty, Pride and Prejudice

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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Filed under a Woman's mind, Elizabeth Bennet, Insults, Mr. Collins, Pride and Prejudice

It is by no means certain…

Mr. Collins and his dreadful proposal… “You must give me leave to flatter myself, my dear cousin, that your refusal of my addresses is merely words of course. My reasons for believing it are briefly these: — It does not … Continue reading

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

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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I am not romantic

One last thought from Charlotte on marriage: “‘I am not romantic, you know.  I never was.  I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connections, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness … Continue reading

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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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