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Written by Adrian
(9/7/2009 12:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Inheriting Norland, penned by Barbara
1. Old Mr. Dashwood may have entailed the estate to young Henry not to protect it from his nephew but from Fanny's influence on John. (This would suggest that Fanny's intention in S&S2 to cut down some trees for a gazebo would not have been any more possible for her than for Mr. Henry Dashwood.)
2. Old Mr. Dashwood may not have thought it his business to insure the inheritance of his grand-nieces, who had both a father and elder brother. I concur with the thought that Old Mr. Dashwood did not expect his nephew to die so soon after inheriting Norland.
3. Mr. Henry Dashood may have invested some of his savings in improving Norland when he first inherited with the expectation of generating more income to save for his daughters' future.
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