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In J. Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a pompous and self‐satisfied young clergyman. The fulsome letter of thanks that he addressed to Mr Bennet (ch. xxiii, though the text is not given) after his stay with the family has led to his name being colloquially associated with such ‘bread‐and‐butter’ letters.

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