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Did this companion with the saffron face Revel and feast it at my house to - day ,
Whiist upon me the guilty doors were shut , And I denied to enter in my house ?
Adr . O , husband , God doth know , you din'd at home ; Where ' would you had ...
Sir To . What , what ! Nay then , I must have an Enter SEBASTIAN , and Clown .
ounce or two of this malapert blood from you . [ Draus . Clo . Will you make me
believe that I am not sent for you ? Enter Olivia . Seb . Go to , go to ; thou art a
Pyr . spoken your speech , enter into that brake ; and so Sometime a horse I'll be ,
sometime a hound , every one according to his cue . A hog , a headless bear ,
sometime a fire ; And neigh , and bark , and grunt , and roar , and burn , Enter ...
Enter ThisBE . This . This is old Ninny's tomb . Where is my love ? " The . The wall
, methinks , being sensible , should curse again . Pyr . No , in truth , sir , he should
not .— “ Deceiving me , ” is Thisby's cue : she is to enter now , and I am to spy ...
Enter Provost , and Clown . Look , here's the warrant , Claudio , for thy death : '
Tis now dead midnight , and by eight to - morrow Proo . Come hither , sirrah . Can
you cut off a Thou must be made immortal . Where's Barnarman's head ? dine ?
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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.