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Ah! You look very well, Lizzy.
I hope you’re not wearing that ribbon…
You’ll never be as pretty as your sister, Jane, but I will say you look very well, indeed.
Thank you, Mamma.
…It’s a nice colour on me because I…
And I hope you will pay Mr Collins every courtesy tonight, because he has been very attentive to you.
I think your gown is very unbecoming, too.
Then I shall ask Lizzy. She will bear me out.
Lydia, child, what are you doing?! Go back in your room and dress yourself!
I have to ask Lizzy something.
Lizzy, Lizzy look.
What do you think? Kitty says not, but I think it becomes me very well.
I wonder that you ask me then.
You look very nice.
Lizzy, I hope that you’ll not keep Wickham to yourself all night. Kitty and I want to dance with him as well, you know.
I promise I shall not. Even if I wished to, I could not. I have to dance at least the first two with Mr Collins.
Lord, yes. He’s threatened to dance with us all.
Other way, Mr Collins.
Oh, madam, a thousand …
Come, Mr Collins.
My dear cousin, I apologize.
It’s extraordinary. And, are you sure it’s true?
Charlotte, how could it be otherwise? Every circumstance confirms it, and Mr Darcy has boasted to me himself of his resentful, implacable–
If you’re not otherwise engaged, would you do me the honour of dancing the next with me, Miss Bennet?
Why, I…had not…I thank you, yes.
Why could I not think of an excuse? Hateful man. I promised myself I would never dance with him.
Well, he pays you a great compliment in singling you out, Lizzy. Think what you’re doing. You’d be a simpleton, indeed, if you let your fancy for Wickham lead you to slight a man of…ten times his consequence.
I believe we must have some conversation, Mr Darcy. A very little will suffice.
You should say something about the dance, perhaps.
I might remark on the number of couples.
Do you talk by rule, then, when you are dancing?
Yes, sometimes it is best. Then we may enjoy the advantage of saying as little as possible.
Do you consult your own feelings in this case, or seek to gratify mine?
Both, I imagine.
We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we are expected to say something that will amaze the whole room.
This is no very striking resemblance of your own character, I’m sure.
Er, do you often walk into Meryton?
Yes, quite often.
When you met us, the other day, we had just been forming a new acquaintance.
Mr Wickham has the happy manners that enable him to make friends.
Whether he is equally capable of keeping them is less certain.
He has been unlucky as to lose your friendship in a way he is likely to suffer from all his life.
Allow me to congratulate you, sir. Such superior dancing is rarely to be seen. I’m sure you know your fair partner is well worthy of you. I hope to have this pleasure often repeated. Especially when a certain desirable event takes place.
Eh, Miss. Lizzy? Hmm? What congratulations will then flow in?
Nay, Nay, I understand. I’ll not detain you one moment longer from your bewitching partner, sir. A pleasure, sir! Capital, capital!
I remember hearing you once say that you hardly ever forgave; that your resentment, once created, was implacable. You are very careful, are you not, in allowing your resentment to be created?
And never allow yourself to be blinded by prejudice?
I hope not. May I ask to which these questions tend?
Merely to the illustration of your character. I am trying to make it out.
And what is your success?
I do not get on at all. I hear such different accounts of you as to puzzle me exceedingly.
I wish, Miss Bennet, that you would not attempt to sketch my character at the present moment. [Mr Darcy lets go of her hand.] I fear the performance would reflect no credit on either of us.
But if I don’t take your likeness now, I may never have another opportunity.
I would by no means suspend any pleasure of yours.