I couldn't make sense of this zigzagging\twisting sentence. Is it "such as(for example)" or "such / as (such... which)"? What does "such" mean? Could anyone please help to make the sentence more explicit?
The context is :
Wickham and Lydia eloped and then got married; before they set off for the north, the were now staying in Lydia's house. They were not ashamed of their conduct, and were not welcomed in this house except Lydia's mother, Mrs. Bennet.
Here is the sentence:
Their visitors were not to remain above ten days with them. Mr. Wickham had received his commission before he left London, and he was to join his regiment at the end of a fortnight.
No one but Mrs. Bennet regretted that their stay would be so short. And she made the most of the time by visiting about with her daughter, and having very frequent parties at home. These parties were acceptable to all, to avoid a family circle / was even more desirable to such as did think than such as did not.
From Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen