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Visit, vb. 1) to go or come to see: Lucr. 1307. Wiv. III, 5, 50. Err. III, 2, 179. Ado V, 4, 14. LLL I, 2, 140. II, 177. V, 2, 119. V, 2, 119 Merch. II, 2, 215. Shr. I, 1, 202. III, 2, 116. IV, 5, 56. Wint. I, 1, 1. II, 3, 46. III, 2, 239. V, 1, 163. V, 2, 116. V, 3, 6. R2 I, 2, 66. I, 4, 56. I, 4, 56 H4B III, 2, 314. IV, 3, 139. H6A II, 2, 41. II, 3, 27. R3 I, 3, 32. III, 7, 60. IV, 1, 16. H8 IV, 2, 116. Troil. II, 3, 87 (cf. Of). V, 2, 74. Cor. I, 3, 29. Cor. I, 3, 29 II, 1, 212. Tim. I, 2, 181. IV, 3, 170. Caes. III, 2, 270. V, 1, 9. Hml. I, 2, 253. II, I, 4. II, 2, 35. II, 2, 35 Lr. II, 1, 120. Cymb. III, 5, 45. Per. III, 1, 79. Ant. V, 2, 160.
2) to go to look after; to survey; to attend for some duty: “we'll v. Caliban my slave,” Tp. I, 2, 308. “in these fits I leave them, while I v. young Ferdinand,” III, 3, 91. “to v. the afflicted spirits in the prison,” Meas. II, 3, 4. “ere long I'll v. you again,” III, 1, 46. I am “going to v. the prisoner,” III, 2, 272. “v. the speechless sick,” LLL V, 2, 861. “comes to v. Malvolio the lunatic,” Tw. IV, 2, 25. “kept in a dark house, --ed by a priest,” V, 350. “forth he goes and --s all his host,” H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. “--ing the sick,” Rom. V, 2, 7.
3) to attend, to be about, to seek, to follow: it (sleep) “seldom --s sorrow,” Tp. II, 1, 195. I likewise will v. thee with mine (letters) Gent. I, 1, 60. “v. by night your lady's chamber-window with some sweet concert,” III, 2, 83. “I will, as 'twere a brother of your order, v. both prince and people,” Meas. I, 3, 45. “all places that the eye of heaven --s,” R2 I, 3, 275. “I will wish her speedy strength and v. her with my prayers,” Cor. I, 3, 87. “the ruddy drops that v. my sad heart,” Caes. II, 1, 290. “that he might not beteem the winds of heaven v. her face too roughly,” Hml. I, 2, 142 (cf. visitation in H4B III, 1, 21). Absolutely: “there is nothing left remarkable beneath the --ing moon,” Ant. IV, 15, 68.
In a hostile sense: “by day's approach look to be --ed,” Mids. III, 2, 430. “ere the king dismiss his power, he means to v. us,” H4A IV, 4, 37. “whether to knock against the gates of Rome, or rudely v. them in parts remote,” Cor. IV, 5, 148.
Strange expression: “please your ladyship to v. the next room,” Wint. II, 2, 47 (simply == to go into).
4) to afflict; used a) of diseases: “these lords are --ed,” LLL V, 2, 422 (viz with the plague). “ere he by sickness had been --ed,” H4A IV, 1, 26. “strangely --ed people,” Mcb. IV, 3, 150.
b) of heavenly judgments, == to punish, to chastise: “the sins of my mother should be --ed upon me,” Merch. III, 5, 16. “thy sins are --ed in this poor child,” John II, 179. “those impieties for the which they are now --ed,” H5 IV, 1, 185.
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