In my opinion, Lizzie’s intelligence is over-rated. And Jane’s circumspection is prized above other values.
My mother has often told me that I am her favourite daughter, I mean, the daughter most like her. Her “handicaps” must be mine.
The disposition to nerves is but a disposition to greater sensitivity (Marianne Dashwood would agree), and I am the SOUL of sensitivity and feeling.
Wickham definitely agrees. In fact, he asks regularly after my mother. Strange that he knows about the birth mark on her inner thigh though …