MR. BINGLEY: Well, I think it’s amazing that you young ladies have the patience to be so accomplished.
MISS BINGLEY: What do you mean, Charles?
MR. BINGLEY: You all pain table, and play the piano, and embroider cushions! I have never heard of a lady but people say she is accomplished.
MR. DARCY: Indeed, the word is applied to liberally. I cannot boast of knowing more than half a dozen women in all my acquaintance who are truly accomplished.
LIZZIE: My goodness, you must comprehend a great deal in the idea.
MISS BINGLEY: Indeed. She must a have thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and all the modern languages to deserve the word. And something about her air, and manner of walking.
MR. DARCY: And, of course, she must improve her mind with extensive reading.
LIZZIE: I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I now wonder at your knowing any.
MR. DARCY: Are you so severe on your own sex?
LIZZIE: I never saw such a woman. Surely, she would be a fearsome thing to behold.