This page is designed to help readers visualize typical items discussed in Pride and Prejudice.
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An example of chaise and four, the four wheeled closed carriage in which Mr. Bingley drove to see Netherfield. Specifically in Pride and Prejudice, it is a quite ostentatiously large for one bachelor used to show Mr. Bingley was showing off his excessive wealth. (Think of a bachelor driving a Cadillac Escalade)
Mr. Collins describes Miss De Bourgh, in which after he says that she sometimes drives by his “humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.” The phaeton is (by comparison to the Chaise and Four) is a light, feminine carriage, the equivalent of a sports car.
The book Mr. Collins chose to read to the Bennet daughters. This was a book of sermons, written by a reverend, suggesting how young women of that time were to behave.