He wanders like a wild Ishmaelite, in a world of which he is as the spiritual light, either the guidance or the misguidance!
1630s, from mis- (1) + guidance.
late 14c., "to go astray;" see mis- (1) + guide (v.). Transitive sense of "to guide in the wrong direction" is first attested c.1500. Related: Misguided; misguiding.