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  • Dear Miss Elizabeth...

  • l am sure my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.

  • Almost as soon as l entered the house...

  • l singled you out as the companion of my future life.

  • [clears throat]

  • But before l am run away with my feelings...

  • perhaps l may state my reasons for marrying. Mr.--

  • Firstly, that it is the duty of a clergyman...

  • to set the example of matrimony in his parish.

  • Secondly, that l am convinced it will add greatly to my happiness.

  • And thirdly, that it is at the urging...

  • of my esteemed patroness, Lady Catherine...

  • that l select a wife.

  • My object in coming to Longbourn was to choose such a one...

  • from among Mr. Bennet's daughters...

  • for l am to inherit the estate...

  • and such an alliance will surely...

  • suit everyone.

  • And now, nothing remains but for me...

  • to assure you in the most animated language...

  • of the violence of my affections.

  • Mr. Collins.

  • And that no reproach on the subject of fortune...

  • will cross my lips once we're married.

  • You are too hasty, sir. You forget that l have given no answer.

  • l must add that Lady Catherine will thoroughly approve...

  • when l speak to her of your modesty, economy, and other...

  • amiable qualities.

  • Sir, l am honored by your proposal, but l regret that l must decline it.

  • l know ladies don't seek to seem too eager--

  • Mr. Collins, l am perfectly serious.

  • You could not make me happy and l'm convinced...

  • l'm the last woman in the world who could make you happy.

  • l flatter myself, cousin, that your refusal...

  • is merely a natural delicacy.

  • Besides, you should take into account...

  • that despite the manifold attractions...

  • it is by no means certain that another offer of marriage...

  • may ever be made to you. Mr. Collins.

  • So l must conclude...

  • that you simply seek to increase my love by suspense...

  • Sir.

  • ...according to the usual practice of elegant females.

  • Sir.

  • l am not the sort of female to torment a respectable man.

  • Please understand me, l cannot accept you.

  • [girls laughing]

  • Headstrong, foolish child.

  • [goats bleating]

Dear Miss Elizabeth...

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Pride & Prejudice (4/10) Movie CLIP - Refusing Mr. Collins (2005) HD

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