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take “on,” which commonly signifies “to grieve” ( “To take on, Doleo, Ægre ferre.” Coles's Lat. and Engl. Dict. ), appears to be used by Shakespeare in the sense of“to be angry, to rage:” “she does so take on with her men,” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, iii. 5. 34 ; “How will my mother for a father's death Take on with me,” 3 HENRY VI., ii. 5. 104 ; “he so takes on yonder with my husband,” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, iv. 2. 18. (Malone compares Nash's Pierce Pennilesse his Supplication to the Diuell: “Some wil take on like a mad man, if they see a Pig come to the table.” Sig. D 3, ed. 1595. )

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