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  “I can guess the subject of your reverie.” 
   ”I should imagine not.” 
   ”You are considering how insupportable it would be to pass many evenings in this manner — in such society; and indeed I am quite of your opinion. I was never more annoyed! The insipidity, and yet the noise — the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all these people! What would I give to hear your strictures on them!” 
   ”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!”
- Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 6

  “I can guess the subject of your reverie.”

   ”I should imagine not.”

   ”You are considering how insupportable it would be to pass many evenings in this manner — in such society; and indeed I am quite of your opinion. I was never more annoyed! The insipidity, and yet the noise — the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all these people! What would I give to hear your strictures on them!”

   ”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!”

- Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 6

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