The Bingley Sisters

Quotes relating to Miss Caroline Bingley and Mrs Louisa Hurst

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  • Caroline Bingley and Louisa Hurst
    • Charming and witty
      • Letter from Caroline Bingley (Chapter 7)
        • "My Dear Friend"
        • "For a whole day's Tête á Tête between two women can never end without a quarrel"
        • "Yours ever, Caroline Bingley"
      • Opinions of Caroline Bingley and Louisa Hurst
        • Chapter 4 Austin narration
          • "They were in fact very fine ladies"
          • "They were rather handsome"
          • "...been educated in one of the private seminaries in town"
        • Chapter 4 Jane to Elizabeth
          • "They are very pleasing women"
          • "I am much mistaken if we shall not find a very charming neighbour in her" (on Caroline Bingley)
    • Rude and proud
      • Chapter 8 on the Bennets
        • "...and such low connections" Mrs Hurst
        • ""That is capital" added her sister, and they both laughed heartily" Miss Bingley on family relations in Cheapside
        • "She really looked almost wild" Mrs Hurst on Elizabeth Bennet
        • ""She has in short nothing to recommend her"" Mrs Hurst on Elizabeth Bennet
        • ""Her hair so untidy, so blowsy!"" Miss Bingley on Elizabeth Bennet
      • Opinions of Caroline Bingley and Louisa Hurst
        • Chapter 4 Austin narration
          • "...but proud and conceited"
          • " the habit of spending more than they ought"
          • "...associating with people of rank"
          • "...and were therefore entitled to think well of themselves and meanly of others"
  • Whilst it is important to think of Miss Bingley and Mrs Hurst of being minor antagonists of the novel, it is easy to lock into that mind-set without remembering the other things the sisters are actually good for (i.e. charm, wit and accomplishment) other than over-flirting with Mr Darcy


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