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Darcy“Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced
more, and could have the advantage of a London Master. She has a
very good notion of fingering, though her taste is not equal to
Anne’s. Anne would have been a delightful performer, had her
health allowed her to learn.” Elizabeth looked at Darcy to see how
cordially he assented to his cousin’s praise; but neither at that
moment nor at any other could she discern any symptom of love;
and from the whole of his behavior to Miss de Bourgh she derived
this comfort for Miss Bingley, that he might have been just as likely
to marry her, had she been his relation.
Lady Catherine continued her remarks on Elizabeth’s performance,
mixing with them many instructions on execution and taste.
Elizabeth received them with all the forbearance of civility, and, at
the request of the gentlemen, remained at the instrument till her
ladyship’s carriage was ready to take them all home.