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Ha ! let me see : ay , give it me , it's mine.Sweet ornament , that decks a thing divine ! Ah Silvia ! Silvia ! Speed . Madam Silvia ! madam Silvia ! Val . How now , sirrah ? Speed . She is not within hearing , sir . Val .
Give him leave , madam : he is a kind of cameleon . Thu. That hath more mind to feed on your blood , than live in your air . Val . You have said , sir . Thu. Ay , sir , and done too , for this time . Val .
Send her another ; never give her o'er , For scorn at first makes after - love the more . If she do frown , ' tis not in hate of you , But rather to beget more love in you : If she do chide , ' tis not to have you gone , For why ...
Well , give her that ring ; and therewithal This letter : -that's her chamber . - Tell my lady I claim the promise for her heavenly picture . Your message done , hie home unto my chamber , Where thou shalt find me sad and solitary .
[ Gives a ring . Pro . How ! let me see . Why , this is the ring I gave to Julia . Jul . O ! cry you mercy , sir : I have mistook : This is the ring you sent to Silvia . [ Shows another ring . Pro . But , how cam'st thou by this ring ?
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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.