take (v.)
captivate, delight, enrapture
Per IV.iv.3[Gower alone, of the actors] Making to take your imagination / From bourn to bourn
Tem V.i.314.1[Alonso to Prospero, of Prospero's story] which must / Take the ear strangely
WT I.ii.40[Hermione to Polixenes, of Leontes] When at Bohemia / You take my lord [or: receive]
WT III.ii.36[Hermione to Leontes, of the indictment against her] which is more / Than history can pattern, though devised / And played to take spectators
WT IV.iv.119[Perdita as if to Proserpina] Daffodils, / That ... take / The winds of March with beauty
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