to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.
Note: What kind of person is Mrs. Bennet?
Elizabeth tried hard to dissuade him from such a scheme, assuring him that Mr. Darcy would consider his addressing him without introduction as an impertinent freedom, rather than a compliment to his aunt; that it was not in the least necessary there should be any notice on either side; and that if it were, it must belong to Mr. Darcy, the superior in consequence, to begin the acquaintance.
Note: What does this tell us about society? Why is Mr. Darcy superior to Mr. Collins?
Miss Lucas perceived him from an upper window as he walked towards the house, and instantly set out to meet him accidentally in the lane.
Note: What is interesting about that line? What does it tell you about the author's tone?
Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.
Note: Why would an unpleasant reccollction be a delight?