Less than three days after Mr Collins' proposal to her, Elizabeth is shocked to discover that he has been accepted by her best friend, Charlotte Lucas. Elizabeth cannot believe Charlotte can demean herself so, but her friend tells her that she cannot afford to be choosy and Mr Collins is a good catch. The marriage is to be soon, but Charlotte begs her to visit them at Hunsford Parsonage in March. Written by
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Lady Catherine notes that the Bennet estate is "entailed on Mr. Collins", "away from the female line", thus signifying that she knows Mr. Bennet cannot have had any sons (because his son would have inherited Longbourne), then a moment later asks Lizzie if she has "any brothers and sisters", rather than, "How many sisters do you have?" See more
Mr. Collins tends the gardens himself and spends a good part of every day in them.
The exercise must be beneficial.
Indeed it is. I encourage him to be in his garden as often as possible. Then he has to walk to Rosings nearly every day
So often? Is that necessary?
Perhaps not, but I admit I encourage him in that also. And when he is in the house, he is mostly in his book room which affords a good view of the road whenever Lady Catherine's carriage should drive by.
And you prefer to sit in this ...
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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