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|Thanks for the clarification
Written by JoAnn
(3/20/2009 1:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Yes- There's a typo, penned by Myretta
With that settled, though, I noticed in my B&N Classics edition it indicates that the tea house was a gazebo or folly on General Tilney's estate, such as the Auchincruive Teahouse architect Robert Adam built on the grounds of Oswald House in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1778.
To follow it up, I had to look up what a "folly" was, and found (on dictionary.com) a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view, commemorate a person or event, etc.: found esp. in England in the 18th century.
So from this it sounds like a gazebo-ish structure, which may or may not have had anything at all to do with tea.
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