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Do Beat . Very easily possible : he wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat , it
ever changes with the next block . Mess . I see , lady , the gentleman is not in
your books . Beat . No ; an he were , I would burn my study . But , I pray you , who
Beat . Yes , faith ; it is my cousin's duty to make courtesy , and say , “ Father , as it
please you : " but Enter LEONATO , ANTONIO , HERO , BEATRICE , yet for all
that , cousin , let him be a handsome and others . fellow , or else make another ...
Beat . Do , do : he'll but break a comparison or Balth . No more words : the clerk is
answered . two on me ; which , peradventure , not marked , or Urs . I know you
well enough : you are signior | not laughed at , strikes him into melancholy ; and ...
Beat . Good morrow , sweet Hero . Verg . Yes , in truth it is , sir . Hero . Why , how
now ? do you speak in the sick Leon . ... Beat . Yea , " Light o ' love , " with your
heels ! Verg : Yes , I thank God , I am as honest as any then , is your husband ...
By this hand , Claudio shall render me Beat . A very even way , but no such friend
. account . As you hear of me , so think of me . Go , Bene . May a man do it ?
comfort your cousin : I - must say she is dead ; and Beat . It is a man's office , but
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"like a wood woman" might indeed have meant "frantic" or "wild" (with grief) which Launce mentions referring to the "shoe" which he adopts for the sake of illustration. However, Shakespeare, even at his earliest writings, was vastly entertained by double entendres and his love of puns is so well documented. In that time in Italy, women wore platform shoes which were raised to elevate the shoes from the mud and other unpleasant "stuff". These were called "chopines" and the platforms were constructed of wood. The higher the platform, the higher the pretentiousness of the lady. Her height could have put her above many others. Since Launce has his father and mother represented as shoes, this second meaning is certainly not outside of the possibility for Shakespeare's intention. Naturally, it would have had the effect of a rather "localized" and "temporary" idea, but the fact of its having been very popular in that day makes it a candidate for the Bard's delight.