It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
They are all silly and ignorant like other girls; but Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters.
‘If I can but see one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield,’ said Mrs. Bennet to her husband, ‘and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for.’
He looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, ‘She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.’
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