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|Dr. Grant doubts the apricot tree's pedigree.
Written by Patricia AA
(9/15/2010 12:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That apricot tree, penned by Louise H
Dr. Grant seems to be implying that the apricot tree is not a moor park variety because the fruit is so poor. Mrs. Norris defends the tree's pedigree--stating that Sir Thomas purchased it as a moor park and paid seven shillings for it.
I believe Austen is implying that even a person of the highest pedigree, healthy, attractive, raised in the best of enviroments, may still turn out poor and lacking.
Thanks for pointing out that passage. I read it, but did not put enough thought into the meaning until you brought to my attention.
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