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And buy a rope's end , that will I bestow Good sir , say , whe'r you'll answer me ,
or no ? Among my wife and her confederates , If not , I'll leave him to the officer .
For locking me out of my doors by day.Ant . E. I answer you ! what should I
I dare make his answer ; none . I stand dishonour'd , that have gone about Claud
. O , what men dare do ! what men may To link my dear friend to a common stale .
do ! what men daily do , not knowing what they do ! Leon . Are these things ...
We all expect a gentle answer , Jew . Shy . I have possess'd your grace of what I
purpose ; And by our holy Sabbath have I sworn To have the due and forfeit of my
bond : . If you deny it , let the danger light Upon your charter , and your city's ...
It was then accompanied by an answer signed Ignoto . Walton , in his “ Compleat
Angler , " has inserted both , describing the first as “ that smooth song which was
made by Kit Marlowe , and an answer to it by Sir Walter Raleigh , in his younger ...
Make thy demand . answer . ... observd , ping , and spare bo Thy will by my
performance shall be serv'd : sir , " is very sequer So make the choice of thy own
time ; for I , answer very well Thy resolv'd patient , on thee still rely . bound to't .
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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.