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The novelist had ascribed - ' tis once , thou lovest ” —The word " once ” has the
base deception , on which his story turns , to the rehere the sense of at once , or
once for all . It is so used venge of a rejected lover , who , at the catastrophe , in ...
If I Yet once again , to make us public sport , cry out thus upon no trail , never trust
me when I Appoint a meeting with this old fat fellow , open again . Where we may
take him , and disgrace him for it . Page . Let's obey his humour a little further .
Having once this juice , The childing autumn , angry winter , change I'll watch
Titania when she is asleep , Their wonted liveries ; and the ' mazed world , And
drop the liquor of it in her eyes : By their increase , now knows not which is which
once . Escal . No , sir , nor I mean it not . Elb . Marry , I thank your worship for it .
— Thou Clo . Sir , but you shall come to it , by your honour's seest , thou wicked
varlet now , what's come upon leave . And , I beseech you , look into master Froth
I was once before him for getting a wench against us . with child . Ang . Well , I
beseech you , let it be proclaim'd : Duke . Did you such a thing ? Betimes i ' the
morn , I'll call you at your house . Lucio . Yes , marry , did I ; but I was fain to for
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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.