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Pride and Prejudice

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Mr. Bennet's compliment

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"You judge very properly, and it is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy."

What is the irony in Mr. Bennet's response to Mr. Collins's characterization of Lady Catherine?

A

Mr. Collins seems to be unaware of his flattery.

B

Mr. Collins flatters others with the utmost sincerity.

C

Mr. Collins's comments probably offended Lady Catherine.

D

Mr. Collins, in fact, lacks delicacy.

E

Mr. Bennet is unaware of Mr. Collins's insincerity.