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with you : SO , And but one meal on every day beside , Biron . Well , say I am :
why should proud sumThe which , I hope , is not enrolled there : mer boast , And
then , to sleep but three hours in the night , Before the birds have any cause to
Biron . O ! you are welcome , sir . Adieu . [ Exeunt King and his train . Boyet .
Farewell to me , sir , and welcome to you . Biron . Lady , I will commend you to
mine own [ Erit Biron.- Ladies unmask . heart . Mar. That last is Biron , the merry
Biron . [ Aside . ) Why , he comes in like a perjurer , wearing papers , King : (
Aside . ] In love , I hope . Sweet fellowship in shame ! Biron . [ Aside . ] One
drunkard loves another of the name . Long . Am I the first that have been perjur'd
so ? Biron ...
Where lies thy grief ? O ! tell me , good Dumaine : And , gentle Longaville , where
lies thy pain ? And where my liege's ? all about the breast :A caudle , ho ! King .
Too bitter is thy jest . Are we betray'd thus to thy over - view ? Biron . Not you by ...
Their form confounded makes most form in mirth ; Biron . Your nose smells , no ,
in this , most tenderWhen great things labouring perish in their birth . smelling
knight . Biron . A right description of our sport , my lord . Prin . The conqueror is ...
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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.