But what he did was reasonably brave and freighted with all the symbolism of which he was well aware.
You are converging two events that are freighted with expectations, essentially doubling your risk of disaster.
In The Paying Guests, the house, which creaks and stands so still and yet so freighted, is almost a character in itself.
early 13c., fraght, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, vrecht, meaning originally "cost of transport" and probably from a lost Old Frisian word, from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz "absolute possession, property" (cf. Old High German freht "earnings"), from *fra-, intensive prefix, + *aik "to be master of, possess," from PIE *aik- (see owe). Meaning "transporting of goods or passengers for money" is from late 14c. Danish fragt, Swedish frakt apparently also are from Frisian. As a verb, from late 14c.