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And stay there , Dromio , till I come to thee . We being strangers here , how dar'st
thou trust Within this hour it will be dinner - tiine : So great a charge froin thine
own custody ? Till that , I'll view the nanners of the town , Dro . E. I pray you , jest ...
No , sir ; I say , his horse comes , with him And to be noted for a merry man , on
his back . ... at poor Katharine , A horse and a man And say , — " Lo , there is mad
Petruchio's wifo , Is more than one , If it would please him come and marry her .
That will I. Go , Biondello , bid your mistress come to me . Bion . ... Sir , my
mistress sends you word , That she is busy , and she cannot come . ... See ,
where she comes , and brings your froward wives As prisoners to her womanly
Come , to the forge with it , then extremity , let me for ever be your table - sport ;
let shape it : I would not have things cool . ( Exeunt . them say of me , “ As ... What
duke should that be , comes so se ford . cretly ? I hear not of him in the court .
He dares pot come there for the candle ; for , you see , it is already in snuff . Hip .
... But , silence ! here comes ... Then know , that I , one Snug the joiner , am A lion
fell , nor else no lion's dam : For , if I should as lion come in strife Into this place ...
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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.