I beg you would not put it into Lizzy’s head to be vexed by such ill treatment; for he is such a disagreeable man that it would be quite a misfortune to be liked by him. Mrs. Long told me last night that he sat close to her for half-an-hour without once opening his lips.

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 5. Mrs. Bennet says this of Mr. Darcy, when Charlotte Lucas comments on Darcy’s reason for refusing to ask Elizabeth to dance – "poor Eliza! – to be only just tolerable," says Charlotte.