Jane Austen quote about understanding from Pride and Prejudice - I have not the pleasure of understanding you
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I have not the pleasure of understanding you
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic understanding pleasure
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/1342-h.htm

Context

“You must come and make Lizzy marry Mr. Collins, for she vows she will not have him, and if you do not make haste he will change his mind and not have her."
Mr. Bennet raised his eyes from his book as she entered, and fixed them on her face with a calm unconcern which was not in the least altered by her communication.
"I have not the pleasure of understanding you," said he, when she had finished her speech. "Of what are you talking?"
"Of Mr. Collins and Lizzy. Lizzy declares she will not have Mr. Collins, and Mr. Collins begins to say that he will not have Lizzy."
"And what am I to do on the occasion?” source

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