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December 14, 2017 08:33PM
Nothing to raise excitement levels, but just a couple of small items in Pride and Prejudice that seemed against the grain and have always puzzled me:

" Mr's Phillips's vulgarity".. a tax on Darcy's forebearance. I found this surprising as during the story Mr's Phillips was never quoted as being vulgar in any particular way. Why was she suddenly quoted so in the last chapter?

Darcy is quoted as as viewing Lizzie initially thus:

" Mr. Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty; he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise. But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes".

Seems odd behaviour for a gentleman, even one as proud as Darcy to speak so of a lady, moreso in light of him never actually doing or saying anything else really bad in the whole story? (His behaviour re-Bingley and Jane was done believing he was doing Bingley a favour of course).



Nither point is critical to anything, I just found them both a little odd.
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Small puzzles...

Jim G.MDecember 14, 2017 08:33PM

Mrs. Philips

Agnes BeatrixDecember 18, 2017 11:27PM

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NickiDecember 19, 2017 12:39PM

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Michelle AnneDecember 15, 2017 06:00AM

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Jim G.MApril 15, 2018 09:05PM

Mr. Phillip's vulgarity

KathyDecember 14, 2017 11:20PM

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Jim G.MDecember 19, 2017 03:11PM

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Agnes BeatrixDecember 14, 2017 09:43PM

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Jim G.MDecember 14, 2017 11:32PM

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Jim G.MDecember 19, 2017 12:09AM

Number of meetings between the Bennets and Darcy

Agnes BeatrixDecember 19, 2017 08:00AM

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Agnes BeatrixDecember 20, 2017 03:04PM

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