It is a truth universally acknowledged, that
a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want
of a wife.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man
may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is
so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that
he is considered as the rightful property of some one or
other of their daughters.
"My dear Mr. Bennet,'' said his lady to him one day,
"have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?''