14 August 2013 0 Comments

Lizzy and Lottie

This is a scene from Pride and Prejudice. We are at the Meryton assembly, pharm and Elizabeth has just overheard Darcy call her “tolerable”.

ELIZABETH
Goodness, physician you’d think something crawled into his supper and died.

CHARLOTTE
I can’t even—Did you hear what he said?

ELIZABETH
I did. Likely he doesn’t dance because he’s bad at it.

CHARLOTTE
That doesn’t stop everyone it should. All the money in the world can’t buy a person grace.

ELIZABETH
Or charm.

CHARLOTTE
Can you imagine having such wealth at your disposal? What would you do with it?

ELIZABETH
Apparently be rude and uncivil to all I meet.

CHARLOTTE
I should be sorry to lose the Lizzy of my childhood.

ELIZABETH
At least until I send you a tea service made up in gold plate.

CHARLOTTE
You’ve always had my best interest at heart.

ELIZABETH
It’s my impeccable taste.

CHARLOTTE
In truth, sovaldi sale I would be happy with a safe, stable home. A comfortable living.

ELIZABETH
…A husband.

CHARLOTTE
How else will you achieve the rest?

ELIZABETH
Would you marry a man simply for his wealth? Mr. Darcy, for example?

CHARLOTTE
Would you refuse ten thousand a year?

ELIZABETH
I shall know and love the man I marry, and not just be satisfied with—

CHARLOTTE
His buckets of gold?

ELIZABETH
Did you see how everyone fawned over him when first he arrived? All blinded by the very shine of him. But now—now we see him for what he is.

CHARLOTTE
Cold and unpleasant.

ELIZABETH
Charming as an oyster. I wouldn’t dance with him if he begged me to.

CHARLOTTE
What if he paid you?

ELIZABETH
Lottie!

CHARLOTTE
He might just.

The two share a laugh, but ELIZABETH discovers DARCY is still looking her way.

 

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