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With such an husband…

Referring of course to Lydia and Wickham, in Pride and Prejudice.

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Such amiable appearance

. . . it was not in her nature to question the veracity of a young man of such amiable appearance as Wickham. Of Jane Bennet Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 17

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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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Lady Catherine

“She has the reputation of being remarkably sensible and clever; but I rather believe she derives part of her abilities from her rank and fortune, part from her authoritative manner, and the rest from the pride of her nephew, who … Continue reading

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He does not want abilities

“Mr. Darcy can please where he chuses. He does not want abilities. He can be a conversible companion if he thinks it worth his while. Among those who are at all his equals in consequence, he is a very different … Continue reading

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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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Blinded by fortune and consequence

“I cannot pretend to be sorry,” said Wickham, after a short interruption, “that he or that any man should not be estimated beyond their deserts; but with him I believe it does not often happen. The world is blinded by … Continue reading

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Passion and virtue

“How Wickham and Lydia were to be supported in tolerable independence, she could not imagine.  But how little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue, she … 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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