Meaning: an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
Meaning: a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
Newport, Isle of Wight, August 6th, 1740.
Among them was Wolfe's father, who was made adjutant-general to the forces assembling in the Isle of Wight.
I noticed one lean, bilious-looking wight, who sought none but the most worm-eaten volumes, printed in black letter.
Sir, said the hurt knight, ye shall have it with a good will; but ye must beware, for I warn you that knight is wight.
But, there is another time to come, and it comes in about a fortnight, and it comes to Mr and Mrs Lammle on the sands at Shanklin, in the Isle of Wight.
At last they came to a great wide plain, where neither stock nor stone was to be seen, but only a gallows-tree, upon which one poor wight hung dancing upon nothing at all, and there night caught them again.
My plans are rather vague as yet; but my idea was to spend a few weeks in Scotland and England first,--I have some cousins in London who will be good to us; and an old friend of mine married a gentleman who lives on the Isle of Wight; perhaps we might go there.
Once a year, there was a long discussion between her aunt and Edith as to whether they should go to the Isle of Wight, abroad, or to Scotland; but at such times Margaret herself was secure of drifting, without any exertion of her own, into the quiet harbour of home.