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  • I think myself greatly obliged to him for the very obliging notice he has been pleased to take of me, and should be glad to contribute anything in my power to compleating his design.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • Another thing that illustrates the natural kindness of the negro race is the care which they take of the children of their deceased kinspeople.

    The Negro and the White Man

  • After which, St. Brendan advised to take of the water of the fountain; for till then they had only used it to wash their feet and hands.

    The Hermits

  • The Donnithorne Arms stood at the entrance of the village, and a small farmyard and stackyard which flanked it, indicating that there was a pretty take of land attached to the inn, gave the traveller a promise of good feed for himself and his horse, which might well console him for the ignorance in which the weather-beaten sign left him as to the heraldic bearings of that ancient family, the Donnithornes.

    Adam Bede

  • That was also the take of Bakr Atyani of the Middle East Broadcasting Corporation, who met him five months later.

    The Longest War

  • Analysts pointed out that Mr. Humala's military background couldn't be more unlike that of Mr. da Silva, who was a union leader accustomed to the give and take of negotiations.

    Peru Votes in Divisive Runoff for President

  • I could name you Several of your Merchts. here that tells us you will readily and Streneuously add your Endeavours to take of this prohibition, I am

    Letter from Robert Carter to John Stark, May 30 and July 9, 1728

  • His initial take of butterflies from the Dobbo environs seemed promising.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Cash that I would have him take of me in payment at the Discots: of £15 perCt. & request you to urge this as Strongly as Is proper yet not to break with him in that Accot.

    Letter from Robert Carter to [Mann Page, May 21, 1728]

  • Whoso cometh to our city and Allah vouchsafeth him competence to enter it, let him take of the treasure all he can, but touch not aught that is on my body, for it is the covering of my shame150 and the outfit for the last journey; wherefore let him fear Allah and despoil naught thereof; else will he destroy his own self.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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