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And , seeking death , find life : let it come on . Duke . So then , you hope of
pardon from lord Isab . ( Without . ] What , ho ! Peace here ; grace Angelo ? and
good company ! Claud . The miserable have Prov . Who's there ? come in : the
In the delaying death . I will go further than I meant , to pluck all fears out Prov .
Alack ! how may I do it , having the hour of you . Look you , sir ; here is the hand
and seal limited , and an express command , under penalty , to of the Duke : you
Rely upon it till my tale be heard , Your brother's death , I know , sits at your heart
; And hold no longer out . And you may marvel , why I obscur'd myself , Ang O ,
my dread lord ! Labouring to save his life , and would not rather , I should be ...
We do condemn thee to the very block Where Claudio stoop'd to death , and with
like haste.Away with him . Mari . O , my most gracious lord ! I hope you will not
mock me with a husband . Duke . It is your husband mock'd you with a husband .
M . “ – thou art DEATH's Fool ” —This allegorical imagery Mason . is not used in
an abstract sense only , for such things " THE GENERAL , subject to a well - wish'
d king ” —This were actually represented on the stage , in Shakespeare's is the ...
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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.