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I'll not be made a soft and dull - ey'd fool , Por . My people do already know my
mind , To shake the head , relent , and sigh , and yield And will acknowledge you
and Jessica To Christian intercessors . Follow not ; In place of lord Bassanio and
I'll in , I'll in . - Follow your friend's counthat , like a many of these lisping haw -
thorn buds , sel . - I'll in . that come like women in men's apparel , and smell Mrs.
Page . What ! sir John Falstaff ? Are these like Bucklersbury in simple - time : I ...
By this light , a most perfidious and drunken To snare the nimble marmozet : I'll
bring thee monster : when his god's asleep , he'll rob his bottle . To clustering
filberds , and sometimes I'll get thee Cal . I'll kiss thy foot : I'll swear myself thy
And all the secrets of our camp I'll show , Dia . I see , that men make hopes in
such a wa . Their force , their purposes ; nay , I'll speak that That we'll forsake
ourselves . Give me that ring . Which you will wonder at . Ber . I'll lend it thee , my
On mine own accord I'll off , But first I'll do my errand . — The good queen , For
she is good , hath brought you forth a daughter : Here ' tis ; commends it to your
blessing . ( Laying down the Child . Leon . Out ! A mankind witch ! Hence with 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.