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8) Lance Newman, "'Patrons of the World': Thoreau as Wordsworthian Poet," The Concord Saunterer N.
Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land' And so they became known as sainte-terreers or saunterers.
But they who do go there are saunterers in the good sense.
Indeed, the large numbers of chit-chatters and saunterers would have found cultural commonalities in both English cathedrals, Virginia churches, and Massachusetts meetinghouses.
An estimated 400 strollers, saunterers and trotters took to the 8 kilometer (about 5-mile) route from St.