Mrs. Bennet was beyond the reach of reason, and she continued to rail bitterly against the cruelty of settling an estate away from a family of five daughters, in favour of a man whom nobody cared anything about.

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 12. Mrs. Bennet is upset at the prospect of losing their family home of Longbourn to her husband’s cousin Mr. Collins, becauses by an injustice of the law it must go to a male heir after her husband’s death.