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'Mr Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice that the experience of three and twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.'
'Oh!’ said Lydia stoutly, ‘I am not afraid; for though I am the youngest, I'm the tallest.’
‘dearest, lovliest Elizabeth’ and ‘I am more likely to want time than courage, Elizabeth’
'My dear Harriet'
'There are few people in England, I suppose, who have more true enjoyment of music than myself, or a better natural taste. If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.'
'I cried for two days together when Colonel Millar’s regiment went away’
'last summer she went with the lady who presided over it, to Ramsgate; and thither also went Mr Wickham'
Mr Collins is described as a ‘young man of five and twenty’ and Charlotte is said to be 27.