9 Elizabeth in Derbyshire
During the week before the regiment's departure, all the young ladies in the Meryton area became extremely depressed. Only the two elder Miss Bennets were still able to eat, drink, sleep and lead a normal life. They were often scolded by Kitty and Lydia, who could not understand such hard-heartedness.
eg: May I have your arrival and departure dates?
eg: When depressed, he always sings this song to encourage himself.
'How shall we manage without the officers!' they cried miserably. 'How can you smile like that, Lizzy?'
eg: The millionaires are only a minority, but most people live miserably.
Their affectionate mother shared all their sadness. 'I remember when Colonel Millar's regiment went away, twenty-five years ago,' she said, 'I thought my heart was broken.'
'I'm sure mine will be broken,' said Lydia.
'If we could only go to Brighton!' said Mrs Bennet. 'I'm certain a little sea－bathing would be good for me.'
'Oh yes! But Papa is so disagreeable about it.'
Elizabeth tried not to listen, but could not help seeing the justice of Darcy's objections to her family.
eg: The defense attorney's objection was overruled by the judge.