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Those wits , that think they have thee , do Be not denied access , stand at her
doors , very oft prove fools ; and J , that am sure I lack ... O ! then unfold the
passion of my love ; counsel will amend : for give the dry fool drink , then Surprise
her with ...
OLIVIA's Garden . you be no better in your wits than a fool . Mal . They have here
propertied me ; keep me in Enter SEBASTIAN . darkness , send ministers to me ,
asses ! and do all Seb . This is the air ; that is the glorious sun ; they can to face ...
For my sake be comfortable ; hold death Here shall he see , gross fools as he ,
awhile at the arm's end . I will here be with ... My lord , he is but even now gone
hence : “ Call me not fool , till heaven hath sent me fortune . " Here was he merry
O , noble fool ! That thou with licence of free foot hast caught , A worthy fool !
Motley's the only wear . Duke S. What fool is this ? Would'st thou disgorge into the
general world . Jaq . O , worthy fool ! —One that hath been a Jaq . Why , who
Fortune's mood ” is several times used by Shakespeare for the “ – My BAUBLE " -
" The fool usually carried in his hand an official sceptre or " bauble , ' which was a
short caprices of fortune . stick , ornamented at the end with the figure of a ...
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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.