how ardently I admire and love you

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: Pride and Prejudice (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 34

Darcy would be shocked to learn that Collins and he share something quite intimate. Their proposals of marriage have in common the conviction that they will be accepted. The alternative does not even occur to them. Collins cannot know how fortunate he was in being spared anything like the dissection Elizabeth performs upon Darcy.

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