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Tis true , for those that she makes fair , she every man's good parts , a secret and
villainous con scarce makes honest ; and those that she makes triver against me
his natural brother : therefore , honest , she makes very ill - favouredly . use thy ...
But it may be asked whether nature and truth are “ For pure comedy , rich in
variety , interest , poetry , to be sacrificed at the altar of fiction ? No ! in the main
and a happy view of human life , As You Like It is the effect of fiction on the fancy ,
All these are relieved and contrasted by the grotesque absurdity of the mock play
, and still more by the laughable truth and nature of the amateur “ mechanicals "
who present it . The critics have , indeed , been disposed to limit the praise of ...
For I have heard it said , As if you were a feasted one , and not There is an art
which , in their piedness , shares The hostess of the meeting : pray you , bid With
great creating nature . These unknown friends to ' s welcome ; for it is Pol .
It should seem that a painted long religious seclusion , the wonderful and almost
superstatue was no singularity in that age : Ben Jonson , in natural part she has
just enacted , have invested her his “ Magnetic Lady , ” makes it a reflection on ...
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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.