Mr. Bennet: He has however abrogated his responsibility to provide for his family after his death. The property is entailed and if the girls do not marry well they will be impoverished and living off the charity of others.
“It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?”
“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?”
“"An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do."”
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