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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Take
 
Ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.
        Moses.—The Book of Numbers, Chap. xvi. Verse 7.
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Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that;
You take my house when you do take the prop
That doth sustain my house; you take my life
When you do take the means whereby I live.
        Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV. Scene 1. (Shylock, after the division of his wealth.)
  2
Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
Shall never tremble.
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act III. Scene 4. (On seeing the Ghost of Banquo.)
  3
Take, oh, take those lips away!
        Shakespeare.—A Song in Measure for Measure, Act IV. Scene 1; and in The Bloody Brother of Beaumont and Fletcher, Act V. Scene 2.
  4
Take thy auld cloak about thee.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Sc. 3; Ramsay’s Tea Table Miscellany; and 1 Percy Reliques.
  5
Take what he gives, since to rebel is vain;
The bad grows better, which we well sustain;
And could we choose the time, and choose aright,
’Tis best to die, our honour at the height.
        Dryden.—Palamon and Arcite, Book III. Line 1086.
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