Elizabeth, Sir William Lucas, and his daughter arrive at the parsonage home of Mr. Collins and Charlotte. Mr. Collins soon gives them a tour, taking pains to show off every architectural feature, garden view, and piece of furniture in the house.
A parsonage home is the home given to a parish clergyman. But for a clergyman, Mr. Collins is obsessed with rank and riches. He seems to have things only in order to show them off.
If Charlotte is embarrassed by her husband, she hides it well. She takes Elizabeth on a tour of her neatly arranged home and Elizabeth realizes that Charlotte has made herself a comfortable life here.
Elizabeth realizes that while Charlotte's choice may mean that she doesn't have love, she has found contentment.
The next day, the arrival of a carriage at Rosings containing the young and sickly Miss De Bourgh causes a great commotion. Everyone is invited to dinner at Rosings. Elizabeth smirks that the sickly Miss De Bourgh will make the perfect wife for Darcy.
Miss De Bourgh is the exact opposite of Elizabeth. She has all the class and wealth, but none of Elizabeth's beauty or intelligence.