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Peruse the traders , gaze upon the buildings , I from my mistress come to you in
post ; And then return and sleep within mine inn , If I return , I shall be post indeed
, For with long travel I am stiff and weary . For she will score your fault upon my ...
Good sister , let us dino , and never fret Adr . But say , I pr'ythee , is he coming
home ? A man is master of his liberty : It seems he hath great care to please his
wife . Time is their master ; and , when they see time , Dro . E. Why , mistress ,
William Shakespeare Gulian Crommelin Verplanck. SWT Slen . By these gloves ,
then ' twas he . Enter ANNE Page with wine ; Mistress Ford and Nym . Be avised ,
sir , and pass good humours . I Mistress Page following . will say “ marry trap ...
I fear , you in here ; I'll neverlove mistress Page . [ He gets into the basket : they
crer kva Fal . Thou might'st as well say , I love to walk with foul linen . oy the
Counter - gate , which is as hateful to me as Mrs. Page . Help to cover your
Speak to mistress Page . Cannot attain it , why then , -- Hark you hither . Fent .
Good mistress Page , for that I love your [ They converse apart . daughter In such
a righteous fashion as I do , Enter SHALLOW , SLENDER , and Mrs. QUICKLY .
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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.