"You began the evening well, Charlotte," said Mrs. Bennet with civil self-command to Miss Lucas. "You were Mr. Bingley’s first choice."
"Yes; but he seemed to like his second better."
"Oh! you mean Jane, I suppose, because he danced with her twice. To be sure that did seem as if he admired her – indeed I rather believe he did – I heard something about it – but I hardly know what."
– Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 5. Mrs. Bennet damns Charlotte Lucas with faint praise when she remarks how she was Mr. Bingley’s first choice of dance partner at the ball. Then the conversation turns to how Bingley danced twice with Jane Bennet and seemed to admire her.