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She hath more qualiSo much of bad already hath possess'd them . ties than a
water - spaniel , which is much in a bare Pro . Then in dumb ... Item , " She can
Hath she forsworn me ? milk , " look you ; a sweet virtue in a maid with clean Pro .
But how many hath he killed ? for , indeed , I promised to eat all of his killing .
Leon . Faith , niece ... You žad musty victual , and he hath holp to eat it : he is a
very valiant trencher - man ; he hath an excellent stomach . Mess . And a good
he is all mirth : he hath twice or thrice cut Cupid's Claud . If he be not in Jove with
some woman , bow - string , and the little hangman dare not shoot at there is no
believing old signs : a ' brushes his hat o ' him . He hath a heart as sound as a ...
Another Room in the Garter Inn . Her mother , even strong against that match ,
And firm for doctor Caius , hath appointed Enter FENTON and Host . That he shall
likewise shuffle her away , Host . Master Fenton , talk not to me : my mind While ...
Fr. Env . Especially he hath incurred the everlasting displeasure of the king , who
had ever tuned How now ? where's your master ? his bounty to sing happiness to
him . I will tell you Serv . He met the duke in the street , sir , of a thing , but you ...
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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.