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Speed . And yet I was last chidden for being too slow . Val . Go to , sir . Tell me , do you know madam Silvia ? Speed . She that your worship loves ? Val . Why , how know you that I am in love ? Speed . Marry , by these special marks .
Marry , after they closed in earnest , they parted very fairly in jest . Speed . But shall she marry him ? Launce . No. Speed . How then ? Shall he marry her ? Launce . No , neither . Speed . What , are they broken ? Launce .
Marry , at my house . Trust me , I think , ' tis almost day . Jul . ... Thou art not ignorant what dear good will I bear unto the banish'd Valentine ; Nor how my father would enforce me marry Vain Thurio , whom my very soul abhorr'd .
Marry , sir , I carried mistress Silvia the dog you bade me . him out , " says the third ; " hang him up , " says the duke . I , having been acquainted with the smell before , knew it was Crab , and goes me to the fellow that whips the ...
Well , I will marry one day , but to try.— Here comes your man : now is your husband nigh . Enter DROMIO of Ephesus . Adr . Say , is your tardy master now at hand ? Dro . E. Nay , he is at two hands with me , and that my two ears can ...
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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.