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Again , in Gascoigne's • Adventures of Master F. I .: ' SCENE VI . ' at delivery
thereof , [ i . e . of a letter , ] she understode * - and PRETENDED fight ” -i . e .
Intended . “ So in not for what cause he thrust the same into her bosome . '
It was against SCENE II . this practice that Prynne wrote his treatise on the " - to
show a child his new coat , and forbid him to “ Unlovelyness of Love - locks . ” It
appears from Man . wear it " -Shakespeare seldom repeats himself ; but , in zoni's
For will in us is over - ruled by fate . When two are stripp'd , long ere the course
begin , In act i . scene 2 , of this play , Rosalind asks Touchstone , We wish that
one should lose , the other win : “ How now , wit ! whither wander you ? " which ...
But affairs and VIII . scene have no literal resemblance to the old word “ — this
counterfeit MODEL " —It is spelled module in ... To con thanks answers precisely
, both in I see that men make hopes , in such a scene . the literal and the
( See Note on MERRY WIVES OF Windsor , act i . scene 4. ) 6 This scene is not
only one of the most picturesque and striking instances of stage - effect to be
found in the 6 — we'll be thy GOOD MASTERS ” — “ The Clown conancient or
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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.