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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  1. Oh, that Mr. Collins! When he arrived on the scene, it was as if Jane had added a peppery spice to her plot. Scenes with our obsequious Mr. Collins just seemed livelier and funnier. Jane is at her wittiest, satiric best when he and Mrs. Bennett speak.