askmrcharlesbingley asked: Mr. Bennett! I was wondering when you would be joining us here on Tumblr, for I do cherish your opinion on all sorts of matters.
Ah, Charles. You cherish my opinion? Young man, it has been my experience during our acquaintance that you are far too busy staring after my daughter to much pay attention to my many decided opinions. Have you started listening to what I have to say? Dear me, I shall have to speak to Jane about this. Perhaps her appearance is starting to wane since becoming an old married woman.
Maybe I’ll mention it to Mrs. Bennett. I’m sure one word from me about Jane’s wilting looks and my dear wife will be at Netherfield in a trice, offering consolation and advice on how best to improve upon dear Jane’s countenance. My, my. Such goings-on at Netherfield these days!
Your Father-in-law, T. Bennett
kiddywampus asked: My father is well but is stressed at times, I find that my mother has similar qualities to your own wife. Not only that but his business as of late has not been well. I try my best not to trouble him but sometimes it seems inevitable.
My dear, I’m sure you are no trouble to your father. A father and his daughter share a special bond, and as the years pass, he finds that the bond strengthens and grows.
Continue to be the loving daughter that he counts on, no matter the (motherly) obstacle, and neither of you will suffer from any sort of familial torment.
Bring the man smiles, love, and refill his glass on the occasion so that it always runneth over.
Yours, T. Bennett
askmrwcollins asked: Good day my dear Mr. Bennet! I hope that you and your lovely family are all well? You must be very happy, as I know I am, to daily share in the company and diverting conversation of the fairer sex! Lady Catherine is, I am told, preparing to travel to Pemberley, and so my dear Charlotte and I shall simply have to bear the deprivation! If only you knew the superb delight of the mind which Rosings lends, I am sure that you would wish to be acquainted with it!
Collins, I know not what you are about. Shall I visit Pemberley so I can meet with the inestimable Lady Catherine, or shall I visit Rosings and visit the inestimable estate of Lady Catherine?
It would appear that I cannot be in two places at once, much as I might wish to be; I’m afraid the staggering decision to choose one or the other at present time makes me overtired, and I shall have to stay at home instead with a good book and a good glass of French brandy.
Your cousin, TB
Hello, fellow tumblrs. I hope this post finds you well.
I find that I am in need of some advice. Pray, what books should I add to my to-be-read list? I am currently finishing the latest novel in the GRRM series of the Game of Thrones- I find myself sympathizing with the plight of Jamie Lannister more and more- but I was wondering-
What are you reading?
What do you suggest I look into next?
I’d like to pick up some classics, and I thought I’d ask you all what you’d recommend.
Darcy, I especially look forward to your recommendation. I must say, I was rather surprised that I enjoyed your last suggestion of A Confederacy of Dunces. I rather feared it would be one of those self-help books so favored by my cousin Collins.
And Wickham, I beg you not to recommend Twilight to me ever again. That was a poor (if not, admittedly, hilarious) recommendation.
kiddywampus asked: Mr. Bennet I'd like to say that you're a great father to Elizabeth and you remind me of the relationship between me and my own father. How are you today?
Well, to tell you the truth, I’m starved for both food and stimulating conversation. I believe I may drop in on Lizzie and Darcy later on in the week, both for Darcy’s library and their French cook. She makes these milles-feuilles that are simply delightful.
Thank you for the kind inquiry into my health. And you? How is your father these days? I hope you aren’t giving him the same trouble that my Lizzie gives me, what with her teasing and her tree climbing and her marrying far beneath her.
I love my father.
That is all.
And everyone says I am witty? Have you met my father?
Ah, Lizzie. I may be an Englishman, but I can admit that I love you, too. What brought on this surge of affection? Have you visited with Lady Catherine again?
I am sure that it would be. You will find that Lady Catherine is second in nothing!
Nothing, dear cousin? I wonder, does her ladyship even have a facebook page? How excessively diverting this all is. I’m sure Lady Catherine wouldn’t care to be associated with someone as insipid and whey-faced as Jesse Eisenberg (or Mark Zuckerberg, for that matter).
Anonymous asked: <p>I’m amazed that people from teh 18th century can so easily work a tumblr.</p>
It was not an easy task at first, I assure you. It was quite frustrating.
Whatever are you about? We hail from the 1800s, which is the nineteenth century. Well, I suppose I should feel gladdened that there is no mention of the Victorian era.