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What contributes to the humor of the speaker’s description in this passage? A. His reason for marrying is based on the income of his prospective wife. B. He is not earnest in his proposal to the woman he likes. C. He allows his choice in a marriage partner to be directed by others. D. He is boastful about his acquaintance with a member of the nobility.
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He is boastful about his acquaintance with a member of the nobility. -contributes to the humor of the speaker’s description in this passage: "... Twice has she condescended to give me her opinion (unasked too!) on this subject; and it was but the very Saturday night before I left Hunsford—between our pools at quadrille, while Mrs. Jenkinson was arranging Miss de Bourgh's footstool, that she said, 'Mr. Collins, you must marry. A clergyman like you must marry. Choose properly, choose a gentlewoman for my sake; and for your own, let her be an active, useful sort of person, not brought up high,
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He is boastful about his acquaintance with a member of the nobility. -contributes to the humor of the speaker’s description in this passage:
"... Twice has she condescended to give me her opinion (unasked too!) on this subject; and it was but the very Saturday night before I left Hunsford—between our pools at quadrille, while Mrs. Jenkinson was arranging Miss de Bourgh's footstool, that she said, 'Mr. Collins, you must marry. A clergyman like you must marry. Choose properly, choose a gentlewoman for my sake; and for your own, let her be an active, useful sort of person, not brought up high, but able to make a small income go a good way. This is my advice. Find such a woman as soon as you can, bring her to Hunsford, and I will visit her.' Allow me, by the way, to observe, my fair cousin, that I do not reckon the notice and kindness of Lady Catherine de Bourgh as among the least of the advantages in my power to offer. ..."
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