Pride and Prejudice

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If Mr. Collins made an offer


Which of the following lines most strongly suggests that Elizabeth would reject an offer of marriage if asked by Mr. Collins?


"It now first struck her that she was selected from among her sisters as worthy of being the mistress of Hunsford Parsonage, and of assisting to form a quadrille table at Rosings, in the absence of more eligible visitors."


"The idea soon reached to conviction, as she observed his increasing civilities toward herself and heard his frequent attempt at a compliment on her wit and vivacity."


"And though more astonished than gratified herself by this effect of her charms, it was not long before her mother gave her to understand that the probability of their marriage was exceedingly agreeable to her."


"Elizabeth however did not choose to take the hint, being well aware that a serious dispute must be the consequence of any reply."


"Even Elizabeth might have found some trial of her patience in weather, which totally suspended the improvement of her acquaintance with Mr. Wickham."