Miss Bennet’s lovely face confirmed his views, and established all his strictest notions of what was due to seniority; and for the first evening she was his settled choice.
– Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 15. Having now a good house and income, Mr. Collins has decided to marry and goes to Longbourn with the intention of choosing one of the Bennet sisters for a wife. On seeing Jane’s "lovely face" and without knowing anything of her character, he announces his intentions towards the eldest Bennet sister. On his quick first impressions of her, she fits the bill for the position of Mrs. Collins.