Does "a moral conscience about those in the new cities" mean:
To feel guilty about the workers in new cities
To make the workers in new cities feel guilty
To feel responsible about the workers in new cities
To make the workers in new cities feel responsible
There was an unresolved tension between a reverence for wild nature and the desire to colonise it. This led to a lyrical nostalgia for an untainted countryside and a revulsion at its increasing industrialisation, to the view that rural people possessed a natural nobility and to a moral conscience about those in the new cities whose labours were necessary to keep the profitable new industries flourishing.
(Art and Science by Sian Ede)