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Thou hast beguild my hopes : nought but mine eye Could have persuaded me .
Now I dare not say , I have one friend alive : thou would'st disprove me . Who
should be trusted now , when one's right hand Is perjurid to the bosom ? Proteus ,
If thou remember'st not the slightest folly That ever love did make thee run into ,
Thou hast not lov'd : Or if thou hast not sat , as I do now , Wearying thy hearer in
thy mistress ' praise , Thou hast not lov'd : Or if thou hast not broke from company
But hast thou yet latch'd the Athenian's eyes With the love - juice , as I did bid
thee do ? Puck . I took him sleeping , ( that is finish'd too . ) And the Athenian
woman by his side , That when he wak'd , of force she must be ey'd . Enter
None , but such remedy , as to save a head For what thou hast not , still thou striv'
st to get , To cleave a heart in twain . And what thou hast forget'st . Thou art not
certain ; Claud . But is there any ? For thy complexion shifts to strange effects ...
Of the king's ship The mariners , say , how thou hast dispos'd , Of the salt deep ,
And all the rest o ' the fleet ? To run upon the sharp wind of the north , Ari . Safely
in harbour To do me business in the veins o ' th ' earth , Is the king's ship ; in 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.