Monday, January 30, 2012

"A lady's imagination is very rapid;"

I could not resist sending an inquiry to Mr. Darcy about our party's subject. 

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"Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you. My mind was more agreeably engaged. I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."

Miss Bingley immediately fixed her eyes on his face, and desired he would tell her what lady had the credit of inspiring such reflections. Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity,

"Miss Elizabeth Bennet."

"Miss Elizabeth Bennet!" repeated Miss Bingley. "I am all astonishment. How long has she been such a favourite? -- and pray when am I to wish you joy?"

"That is exactly the question which I expected you to ask. A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. I knew you would be wishing me joy."
~Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

6 comments:

The Kings daughter said...

I love it! :) It's so true though! We do that all the time. lol!

Ashley said...

I ♥ Darcy, :-D.

We do that, though, don't we? Rarely do you see men Matchmakers.

Oh, great Scott, I'm giving myself nightmares. Men Matchmakers? *shudder*

The Gentleman From Virginia said...

This is so true.

The Gentleman From Virginia said...

If I say more than the most objective and neutral comments about any girl, I have at least 3 sisters (usually in the younger ages) whispering in another room... If I did the same every time I heard one of them talk of how handsome a given guy was, I would have had to buy countless bouquets of congratulations ;)

londongirl said...

Love it. I love Pride and Prejudice and Mr. Darcy. On top of that, Colin Firth is one of my favourite British actors.

The Kings daughter said...

Hehe! That's so true Daniel. Not sure why, but there it is. :)