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Even though the Margaret of The Ruined Cottage very much resembled the down and out female tramp of Salisbury Plain in her final poverty and emotional destituteness, for instance, Wordsworth fell much short of his own former self who would call upon the "Heroes of Truth" to "pursue [their] march" and "uptear / Th'Oppressor's dungeon from its deepest base" (Salisbury Plain 541, 541-42).
It is about moral strength, not moral destituteness.