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Marry , it is your brother's right hand . he hath ta'en you newly into his grace ;
where it is John . Who ? the most exquisite Claudio ? impossible you should take
true root , but by the Bora . Even he . fair weather that you make yourself : it is ...
Then , excunt all but John , BORACHIO , Ant . At a word , I am not . and CLAUDIO
. Urs . Come , come : do you think I do not know John . Sure , my brother is
amorous on Hero , and you by your excellent wit ? Can virtue hide itself ? hath ...
Enter John and BORACHIO . D. Pedro . Lady Beatrice , I will get you one . Beat . I
would rather have one of your father's John . It is so : the count Claudio shall
marry getting . Hath your grace ne'er a brother like you ' ? the daughter of
O day untowardly turned ! D. Pedro . What's the matter ? Claud . O mischief
strangely thwarting ! John . [ T. CLAUDIO . Means your lordship to John . O
plague right well prevented ! So will be married to - morrow ? you say , when you
have seen ...
Marry , as I told you before , John , Mrs. Page . You little Jack - a - lent , have you
been and Robert , be ready here hard by in the brew true to us ? house ; and
when I suddenly call you , come forth , Rob . Ay , l'll be sworn : my master knows
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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.