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Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice novel...

January 2013 is PRIDE AND PREJUDICE's 200th Anniversary
(January 28, 1813 - January 28, 2013)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Wishing all the P&P fans, readers, and visitors of this blog (especially to all of you who celebrate Easter with your family and friends) a wonderful, fun, and blessed...
Happy Easter!!!


Easter at Rosings in Pride & Prejudice

In this quiet way, the first fortnight of her visit soon passed away. Easter was approaching, and the week preceding it was to bring an addition to the family at Rosings, which in so small a circle must be important. Elizabeth had heard, soon after her arrival, that Mr. Darcy was expected there in the course of a few weeks, and though there were not many of her acquaintance whom she did not prefer, his coming would furnish one comparatively new to look at in their Rosings parties, and she might be amused in seeing how hopeless Miss Bingley's designs on him were, by his behaviour to his cousin, for whom he was evidently destined by Lady Catherine; who talked of his coming with the greatest satisfaction, spoke of him in terms of the highest admiration, and seemed almost angry to find that he had already been frequently seen by Miss Lucas and herself. (Chapter 30, Pride and Prejudice novel)

Colonel Fitzwilliam's manners were very much admired at the Parsonage, and the ladies all felt that he must add considerably to the pleasure of their engagements at Rosings. It was some days, however, before they received any invitation thither -- for while there were visitors in the house they could not be necessary; and it was not till Easter-day, almost a week after the gentlemen's arrival, that they were honoured by such an attention, and then they were merely asked on leaving church to come there in the evening. For the last week they had seen very little of either Lady Catherine or her daughter. Colonel Fitzwilliam had called at the parsonage more than once during the time, but Mr. Darcy they had only seen at church (Chapter 31, Pride and Prejudice novel)

"I...do not have the talent of conversing easily with people I have never met before." (Mr. Darcy)
"Perhaps you should take your aunt's advice and practice?" (Lizzie)


Also, from Pride & Prejudice (2005) film's script...

78 INT. HUNSFORD CHURCH - DAY.
 
 Mr. Collins: ...which are only to be obtained through intercourse...
[pause, thunder]
Mr. Collins: Forgive me... through the intercourse of friendship or civility.
 
Mr Collins, in his vestments, stands in the pulpit delivering his sermon. Lady Catherine sits in the front row with her miserable-looking daughter and DOWNTRODDEN GOVERNESS. Lizzie sits a little way behind with Colonel Fitzwilliam. They talk in whispers.

LIZZIE: How long do you plan to stay in Kent, Colonel?
FITZWILLIAM: As long as Darcy chooses. I am at his disposal.
LIZZIE: Everyone appears to be at his disposal. I wonder he does not marry and secure a lasting convenience of that kind.
Fitzwilliam looks at Lizzie, curious about her brittle tone.
FITZWILLIAM: She would be a lucky woman.
LIZZIE: Really?
FITZWILLIAM: Darcy is a most loyal companion. From what I heard, on our journey here, he recently came to the rescue of one of his friends just in time.
Darcy glances across from the adjacent pew.
LIZZIE What happened?
FITZWILLIAM: He saved the man from an imprudent marriage.
LIZZIE: (faltering slightly) Who was the man?
FITZWILLIAM: His closest friend. Charles Bingley.
A silence.
LIZZIE: Did Mr Darcy give you his reasons for this interference?
FITZWILLIAM: There were apparently strong objections to the lady.
LlZZlE: What kind of objections? Her lack of fortune?
FlTZWlLLlAM: I think it was her family that was considered unsuitable.
LlZZlE: So he separated them?
FlTZWlLLlAM: 1 believe so. I know nothing else.
Lizzie grows pale. She turns to look at Darcy.

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