Excerpt from Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 2: With an Introduction
The Chartists are well aware of this possibility, and cling to it with an ardor and perseverance which nothing but wiser and more brotherly dealing towards the many, on the part of the we... althy few, can moderate or remove.
While, from the grassy mountain's open side, We gazed, in silence hushed.
The point here fixed upon in my imagination is half-way up the northern side of Loughrigg Fell, from which the Pastor and his companions were supposed to look upwards to the sky and moun tain-tops, and round the vale, with the lake lying immediately beneath them.
But turned not without welcome promise made, That he would share the pleasures and pursuits Of yet another summer's day, consumed In wandering with us.
When I reported this promise of the Solitary, and long after, it was my wish, and I might say in tention, that we should resume our wanderings, and pass the Borders into his native country, where, as I hoped, he might witness, in the society of the Wanderer, some religious ceremony a sacrament, say, in the Open fields, ora preach ing among the mountains which, by recalling to his mind the days of his early childhood, when he had been present on such occasions in com pany with his parents and nearest kindred, might have dissolved his heart into tenderness, and so have done more towards restoring the Christian faith in which he had been educated, and, with that, contentedness and even cheerfulness of mind, than all that the Wanderer and Pastor, by their several effusions and addresses, had been able to effect. An issue like this was in my in tentions. But, alas!
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