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This field shall hold me , and so hold your And leap for joy , though they are lame
with blows : Therefore , change favours ; and , when they repair , Nor God , nor I ,
delight in perjur'd men . Blow like sweet roses in this summer air . King .
Draus . Clo . Will you make me believe that I am not sent for you ? Enter Olivia .
Seb . Go to , go to ; thou art a foolish fellow : Oli . Hold , Toby ! on thy life , I charge
thee , hold ! Let me be clear of thee . Sir To . MadamClo . Well held out , i ' faith !
Lay hold on him . Advertising and holy to your business , Lucio . This may prove
worse than hanging . Not changing heart with habit , I am still Duke . What you
have spoke , I pardon ; sit you Attorney'd at your service . down . [ To Escalus .
Yet , I think there is hold as you are . Tyrwhitt supposes that the Duke both
ingenuity and probability in the conjecture of here checks himself , “ Hold ,
therefore ; ' and that the Z. Jackson , the Shakespearian printer — ' * for
procuraliou word ...
Reason , my son Should choose himself a wife ; but as good reason , The father ,
( all whose joy is nothing else But fair posterity , ) should hold some counsel In
such a business . Flo . I yield all this ; But for some other reasons , my grave sir ...
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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.