This resolution she accordingly executed; and the next morning before the sun, she huddled on her cloaths, and at a very unfashionable, unseasonable, unvisitable
hour, went to Lady Bellaston, to whom she got access, without the least knowledge or suspicion of Sophia, who, though not asleep, lay at that time awake in her bed, with Honour snoring by her side.
If we look hard for the unknowns that exist around us, we are likely to see them in forms of hiddenness, illegibility, poetic opacity, or in codes, as much or more than in the vast unvisitable
He was old now, kind, my age, or my mother's age: He nodded, and wrote in my notebook--"Let it be good." He frowned, and stopped, as if he'd forgotten something, and wrote again, "Let it." I walk, and stop, and walk-- touch the birch bark shining, powdery, cold: taste the snow, hot on my tongue-- pure cold, licked from the salt of my hand: This quiet, these still unvisitable
stars move with choices.
Wolfe observes "the harsh ugly temple, the temple sacrosanct, by us unvisited, unvisitable
, so ugly, grim, grotesque, and blah" (38).
In other words, Whitman will prefer metonymic streaming to metaphorical crossing in this poem because he thinks deictic indications of an unvisitable
place allow others--readers, future travelers--a better entry to this commons than the private or idiosyncratic transmutations of metaphor.