Scene 4; Mr Bennet enters holding a letter.
Lydia; and auntie said the regiment arrived yesterday and Meryton will be their headquarters. Kitty: and they'll stay the whole winter! Lydia; She said she'll visit them all. Kitty: and find out their names....
You must be two of the silliest girls in the country.
....Mrs Bennet and Mary entre: We're back. Oh it is so refreezing to take a walk though it was rather muddy from the storm.
I received a letter while you were out.
It is from my cousin, Mr Collins.
Mrs Bennet; Oh, I cannot bear to hear the name of that odious man. To think he will inherit this house when you die.
It is a most iniquitous affair, but,
apparently he wants to pay us a visit.
Mrs Bennet; A visit?
He says he's a recently ordained rector
under the patronage of
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
and seeks to make amends.
......A servant enters with a note. Elizabeth; Thank you, "My dearest Lizzy I find myself unwell this morning which may be due to my getting wet yesterday. My kind friends will not hear of my returning home till I am better."
Well my dear if your daughter should die.
it would be a comfort to know that it was all in pursuit of Mr Bingley.
Lizzy: I will go see Jane.....Lydia/Kitty; We will too! daughters exit.