Category Archives: Lydia Bennet

With such an husband…

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

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A handsome uniform or a handsome fortune?

They could talk of nothing but officers; and Mr. Bingley’s large fortune, the mention of which gave animation to their mother, was worthless in their eyes when opposed to the regimentals of an ensign.

of Kitty and Lydia

Pride and Prejudice, Vol 1, Ch 7

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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 could easily conjecture.”

Lizzy reflecting on Lydia and Wickham’s hasty marriage
Pride and Prejudice, volume 3, chapter 8

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Dear Lydia…

“Have you seen any pleasant men? Have you had any flirting?”

Lydia Bennet
Pride and Prejudice, volume 2, chapter 16

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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 Mr. Collins on the scandal of Lydia and Wickham, who were finally forced to marry
Pride & Prejudice, Volume 3, Chapter 15

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