No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en; In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
The laird o'Cockpen, he's proud an' he's great, His mind is ta'en up wi' things o'the State.
I have long served virtue, And never ta'en wages of her.john webster
The thorny point Of bare distress hath ta'en from me the show Of smooth civility.william shakespeare
Said one among them: "Surely not in vain My substance of the common Earth was ta'en And to this Figure moulded, to be broke, Or trampled back to shapeless Earth again."omar khayyám
Inter their bodies as becomes their births. Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled, That in submission will return to us; And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament, We will unite the white rose and the red: Smile heaven upon this fair conjunction, That long have frown'd upon their emnity!william shakespeare