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Give me your Laun . Serve you , sir . blessing : truth will come to light ; murder
cannot Gob . That is the very defect of the matter , sir . be hid long , a man's son
may , but in the end truth Bass . I know thee well : thou hast obtain'd thy will out .
Let me give light , but let me not be light ; For a light wife doth make a heavy
husband , And never be Bassanio so for me : But God sort all ! —You are
welcome home , my lord . Bass . I thank you , madam . Give welcome to my friend
: This is ...
Pray you , give me iny gown ; or else keep potions , and the motions . Shall I lose
my parit in your arms . son ? my priest ? my sir Hugh ? no ; he gives me the
proverbs and the noverbs . - Give me thy hand , Enter Page , Shallow , and ...
I'll pay thy pleasure then . Sir To . Would'st thou not be glad to have the Clo . Truly
, sir , and pleasure will be paid , one niggardly , rascally sheep - biter come by
some notime or another . table shame ? Duke . Give me now leave to leave thee .
Give them throat ; that is not the matter I challenge thee for . ” way , till he take
leave , and presently after him . Fab . Very brief , and exceeding good sense -
less . Sir To . I will meditate the while upon some Sir To . " I will way - lay thee
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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.