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What would you with me , honest neighright husband , and the right wife ;
otherwise ' tis bour ? light , and not heavy : ask my lady Beatrice else ; Dogb .
Marry , sir , I would have some confidence here she comes . with you , that
decerns you ...
What say you , lords ? why , this was quite And give him light that it was blinded
by . forgot . Study is like ... hath the thing it hunteth most , These earthly
godfathers of heaven's lights , ' Tis won , as towns with fire ; so won , so lost . That
give a ...
And so she died : had she been light , like you , Ros . The blood of youth burns
not with such Of such a merry , nimble , stirring spirit , excess , She might a ' been
a grandam ere she died ; As gravity's revolt to wantonness . And so may you , for
Good fool , help me to some light , and some And wrangle with my reason , that
persuades me paper : I tell thee , I am as well in my wits , as any To any other
trust but that I am mad , man in Illyria . Or else the lady's mad : yet , if ' twere so ,
I must uneasy make , lest too light winning Mira . My affections Make the prize
light .— [ To him . ) - One word more : Are then most humble : I have no ambition I
charge thee , To see a goodlier man . That thou attend me . Thou dost here usurp
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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.