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Light, vb. (partic. light in Per. IV, 2, 77; everywhere else --ed) to descend; opposed to mount: “when I mount, alive may I not l.” R2 I, 1, 82. H4A I, 1, 63. H8 I, 1, 9. Caes. V, 3, 31. she will l. (like a bird) “to listen to the lays,” H6B I, 3, 93. Cymb. I, 4, 97. “this murderous shaft hath not yet --ed,” Mcb. II, 3, 148. “Mercury new --ed on a heaven-kissing hill,” Hml. III, 4, 59.
With into, == to fall: “you are l. into my hands,” Per. IV, 2, 77. With on, == 1) to fall, to come down on, to strike; in a bad sense: “let sin, alone committed, l. alone upon his head,” Lucr. 1480. “all the charms of Sycorax l. on you,” Tp. I, 2, 340. Merch. III, 1, 99. IV, 1, 38. John III, 1, 295. H4A II, 2, 31 (Qq om.). H6A V, 3, 39. H6B IV, 8, 33. R3 III, 4, 95. Cor. I, 4, 30. Tim. IV, 3, 357. Caes. I, 1, 60. III, 1, 262. Lr. III, 4, 70. Oth. I, 3, 178 (if my bad blame l. on the man). 2) to fall on, to fall to the share of; in a good sense: “a pack of blessings --s upon thy back,” Rom. III, 3, 141. “the election --s on Fortinbras,” Hml. V, 2, 366. 3) to fall in with, to meet, to find, to come by, to get: “you may l. on a husband, that hath no beard,” Ado II, 1, 34. “we'll l. upon some settled low content,” As II, 3, 68. “if I can l. upon a fit man,” Shr. I, 1, 112. Shr. I, 1, 112 I, 2, 168. All's IV, 5, 15. “haply your eye shall l. upon some toy,” Tw. III, 3, 44. “if young Doricles do l. upon her,” Wint. IV, 4, 179. “then they l. on us,” H4A II, 2, 65.
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