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If my observation , ( which very seldom That all eyes saw his eyes enchanted with
gazes . Jies , ) I'll give you Aquitain , and all that is his , By the heart's still rhetoric
, disclosed with eyes , An you give him for my sake but one loving kiss .
Twere good , yours did ; for , sir , to tell But love , first learned in a lady's eyes ,
Lives not alone immured in the brain , I'll find a fairer face not wash'd to - day . But
with the motion of all elements Biron . I'll prove her fair , or talk till doomsday ...
And then , the justice , In fair round belly , with good capon lin'd , With eyes
severe , and beard of formal cut , Full of wise saws and modern instances ; And
so he plays his part . The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon ,
Thou tell'st me , there is murder in mine eye : ' Tis pretty , sure , and very probable
... Now I do frown on thee with all my heart ; And , if mine eyes can wound , now
let them kill thee ; Now counterfeit to swoon ; why , now fall down ; Or , if thou ...
Thy palm some moment keeps , but now mine eyes , Sil . ... Nor , I am sure , there
is no force in eyes Sil . ... black - silk hair , And he hath bought the cottage , and
the bounds , Your bugle eye - balls , nor your cheek of cream , That the old carlot
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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.