Extract from the Prelude
" I unloosed her chains"
Untying the boat - memory of a past event - feels confident and positive about slipping away in the evening to row this stolen boat.
Seems troubled as he is imagining himself with someone - he seens rebellious and assertive.
Able to 'steal' a boat as it has been moored in a quiet spot by one of the many lakes in the Lake District.
"proud of his skill"
Accomplished as a rower, he feels free at this point and goes…