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Marry , sir , I would have some confidence here she comes . with you , that
decerns you nearly . Leon . Brief , I pray you ; for , you see , it is a busy Enter
BEATRICE . time with me . Hero . Good morrow , coz . Dogb . Marry , this it is , sir .
You come bither , my lord , to marry this No , Leonato , lady ? ... To be married to
her ; friar , you come to Bashful sincerity , and comely love . Hero . And seem'd I
ever otherwise to you ? Friar . Lady , you come hither to be married to this Claud .
Marry , that am I and my partner . Bene . I will swear by it , that you love me ; and I
Verg . Nay , that's certain : we have the exhibiwill make him eat it , that says I love
not you . tion to examine . Beat . Will you not eat your word ? Sexton . But which ...
I keep but three men and a boy yet , A word with you , coz ; marry , this , coz :
there is , till my mother be dead ; but what though ? yet I as ' twere , a tender , a
kind of tender , made afar off live like a poor gentleman born . by Sir Hugh here :
Marry , sir , I come to speak with sir John But what of this ? Falstaff from master
Slender . Mrs. Ford . Marry , this is our device ; Host . There's his chamber , his
house , bis casThat Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us , tle , his standing - bed
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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.