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Where is Launce ? Jul . Host , will you go ? Host . Gone to seek his dog ; which ,
to - morrow , Host . By my halidom , I was fast asleep . by his master's command ,
he must carry for a pre Jul . Pray you , where lies sir Proteus ? sent to his lady .
Thus , pretty lady , For I have only been silent so long , I am sorry for thy much
misgovernment . And given way unto this course of fortune , Claud . o Hero ! what
a Hero hadst thou been , By noting of the lady : I have mark'd If half thy outward ...
the lady fathers herself " —i . e . Resembles her father . The phrase ( Stevens tells
us ) is still common in some parts of England . * - Vulcan a rare earpenter " -Do
you scoff and mock in telling us that Cupid , who is blind , is a good hare - finder ...
O ! mark but that mark : a Thns , expecting thy reply , I profane my lips on thy mark
, says my lady . foot , my eyes on thy picture , and my heart on thy Let the mark
have a prick in't , to mete at , if it every part . - Thine , in the dearest design of ...
Come , sir ; now Enter HERMIONE , Mamillius , and Ladies . ... 1 Lady . Why , my
sweet lord ? Her . Let's have that , good sir . Mam . You'll kiss me hard , and
speak to me as if Come on ; sit down : —come on , and do your best I were a
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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.