"Whatever I do is done in a hurry," replied he; "and therefore if I
should resolve to quit Netherfield, I should probably be off in
five minutes. At present, however, I consider myself as quite
"That is exactly what I should have supposed of you," said
"You begin to comprehend me, do you?" cried he, turning
"Oh! yes--I understand you perfectly."
"I wish I might take this for a compliment; but to be so easily
seen through I am afraid is pitiful."
"That is as it happens. It does not follow that a deep, intricate
character is more or less estimable than such a one as yours."
"Lizzy," cried her mother, "remember where you are, and do not
run on in the wild manner that you are suffered to do at home."
"I did not know before," continued Bingley immediately, "that
you were a studier of character. It must be an amusing study."
"Yes, but intricate characters are the most amusing. They
have at least that advantage."