Pride and Prejudice (Blog 5)
Elizabeth was much too embarrassed to say a word. After a short pause, her companion added, “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” Elizabeth feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand, that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure, his present assurances. – Elizabeth Bennett.
Jane Austen does not elaborate very much upon Elizabeth’s acceptance of Darcy’s proposal, but by her not speaking very fluently you can defer that she is flustered with happiness and know that Darcy knows it, due to her usual sharp and witty tongue.