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beset with

1. To pester, bother, or harass, often excessively. In this usage, a person or group can be named between "beset" and "with." I'll make sure the kids don't beset the babysitter with lots of demands today. The senator's office has been beset with angry calls from constituents.
2. To embellish, typically with jewels. In this usage, a noun is used after "with." My grandmother's antique bracelet is beset with rubies.

beset someone with something

to surround someone with harassment; to harass someone with something. Please do not beset them with problem after problem. They beset us with requests for money.
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Other references to melancholy appear throughout the work: the bat (a creature of the night), the illusion of a dimming celestial light and the sleeping dog could all be interpreted as symbols of negative side effects that can beset one with melancholy.