"I hope you don't expect that I am going to be rich and grand, mamma," said Gwendolen, not long after the Rector's communication; "perhaps I shall have nothing at all."
She was drest, and had been sitting long in quiet meditation. Mrs. Davilow was startled, but said, after a moment's reflection—
"Oh yes, dear, you will have something. Sir Hugo knows all about the will."
"That will not decide," said Gwendolen, abruptly.
"Surely, dear: Sir Hugo says you are to have two thousand a-year and the house at Gadsmere."
"What I have will depend on what I accept," said Gwendolen. (64.26-31)
After Grandcourt dies, we find out that he has left the bulk of his estate to his son by Lydia Glasher, but he has also left some money and a house to Gwendolen. What is interesting here is that she views this inheritance as another choice for her to make: she can choose whether or not to even accept it. As usual, she finds it necessary to think about it long and hard.