Meanwhile Darcy was too much engrossed by his own thoughts to perceive that Sir William Lucas was his neighbour, till Sir William thus began:
"___________1__________, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like it after all. ________2_________. "
"Certainly, sir; and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world. ________3________. "
Sir William only smiled. "I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr. Darcy. "
"You saw me dance at Meryton, I believe, sir. "
"Yes, indeed, and received no inconsiderable pleasure from the sight. You have a house in town, I conclude?"
Mr. Darcy bowed.
"____________4____________; but I did not feel quite certain that the air of London would agree with Lady Lucas. "
__________5__________; and Elizabeth at that instant moving towards them, he called out to her:
"My dear Miss Eliza, why are you not dancing? Mr. Darcy, __________6__________. You cannot refuse to dance, I am sure when so much beauty is before you. " And, __________7____________ to Sir William:
"Indeed, sir, I have not the least intention of dancing. _________8__________. "
Mr. Darcy, __________9__________. Elizabeth was determined; nor did Sir William at all shake her purpose by his attempt at persuasion.
"You excel so much in the dance, Miss Eliza, that it is cruel to deny me the happiness of seeing you; and though this gentleman dislikes the amusement in general, he can have no objection, I am sure, to oblige us for one half-hour. "
"Mr. Darcy is all politeness, " said Elizabeth, smiling and turning away.