My preliminary research indicates that Wordsworth's writing (the content, method, and audience of his writing) actually undermines what he claims his poetic goals to be. For example, he wrote about "common," "rural" people of the country, but to city-dwellers. In fact, he inadvertently specifies his audience as high-class city-dwellers and refers to the urban masses as "them." If the goal of his writing is to restore the more sensitive faculties of human imagination, why does he not address those who, according to him, would need it most? In this sense, it seems that Wordsworth is actually increasing the schism between classes and people groups in England, rather than unifying "the vast empire of society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time." His poetry seems to take on a quite snobbish and empty tone when this context this understood.