Pride and Prejudice Volume 1, Chapter 5
The next day the Bennet's neighbors, the Lucases, come by to gab about the ball. Elizabeth's good friend, Charlotte, tells Elizabeth that she overheard Bingley say that Jane was the prettiest girl in the room. Elizabeth tells Charlotte about how she overheard the stuffy Mr. Darcy insulting her. But both women agree that a man as wealthy and handsome as Mr. Darcy does have a right to be a proud man, but that doesn't make them like him.