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Erit LONGAVILLE . Your own good thoughts excuse me , and farewell : Biron .
What's her name , in the cap ? To - morrow shall we visit you again . Boyet .
Katharine , by good bap . Prin . Sweet health and fair desires consort your Biron .
Erit . Vio . ' Tis beauty truly blent , whose red and white Oli . What is your
parentage ? Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on . “ Above my fortunes ,
yet my state is well : Lady , you are the cruel'st she alive , I am a gentleman . ” — I'
ll be ...
Wherefore was I to this keen mockery [ Erit DEMETRIUS . born ? Hel . O ! I am out
of breath in this fond chase . When , at your hands , did I deserve this scorn ? The
more my prayer , the lesser is my grace . Is't not enough , is't not enough ...
Erit Boy . Enter Duke . I cry your mercy , sir ; and well could wish You had not
found me here so musical : Let me excuse me , and believe me so , My mirth it
much displeas'd , but pleas'd my woe . Duke . ' Tis good : though music oft hath
such a ...
Erit . The fundamental reasons of this war , Count . [ Reads . “ I have sent you a
daughter - inWhose great decision hath much blood let forth , law : she hath
recovered the king , and undone me . And more thirsts after . I have wedded her ,
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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.