And we in our turn appeal to English tourists who may chance to see it, to forego the wish of adding to it, or taking one jot or tittle from it, by engraving their own names; and to let the Monumental Stone stand as the poet wished it might, “stand—SACRED as a shrine.” (p. 24)

(Memorandum: In Reference to the Memorial Stone at Grisedale Tarn, Transactions of the Wordsworth Society, 2 (1882), 23-4)