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To leave my Julia , shall I be forsworn Lest it should burn above the bounds of
reason . To love fair Silvia , shall I be forsworn ; Jul . The more thou damm'st it up
, the more it To wrong my friend , I shall be much forsworn ; burns . And even that
Then , give me leave to have prerogative ; How fiery and forward our pedant is !
And when in music we have spent an hour , Now , for my life , the knave doth
court my love : Your lecture shall have leisure for as much . Pedascule , I'll watch
On his behalf.Vio . My legs do better understand me , sir , than Oli . O ! by your
leave , I pray you : I understand what you mean by bidding me taste I bade you
never speak again of him ; my legs . But , would you undertake another suit , Sir
That it prefers itself , and leaves unquestion'd 1 Gent . Heaven grant us its peace ,
but not the Matters of needful value . We shall write to you , king of Hungary's ! As
time and our concernings shall importune , 2 Gent . Amen . How it goes with ...
Sir , but you shall come to it , by your honour's seest , thou wicked varlet now ,
what's come upon leave . And , I beseech you , look into master Froth thee : thou
art to continue ; now , thou varlet , thou here , sir ; a man of fourscore pound 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.