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To the which place a poor sequester'd stag , Enter Duke Senior , Amiens , and
other Lords , like Did come to languish : and , indeed , my lord , That from the
hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt , Foresters . The wretched animal heav'd forth such ...
It is a rupture that you may easily heal ; myself believe , that you may most
uprighteously do and the cure of it not only saves your brother , but a poor
wronged lady a merited benefit , redeem your keeps you from dishonour in doing
it . brother ...
Hath made thy person for the thrower - out “ Of my poor babe , according to thine
oath , Enter an old Shepherd . * Places remote enough are in Bohemia , Shep . I
would there were no age between ten - There weep , and leave it crying ; and ...
O , the most piteous cry of the poor Clo . You're a made old man : if the sins of
your souls ! sometimes to see ' em , and not to see ' em : youth are forgiven you ,
you're well to live . Gold ! all now the ship boring the moon with her mainmast ;
... death , death ! shearers prove sheep , let me be unrolled , and my Clo . Alack ,
poor soul ! thou hast need of more name put in the book of virtue ! rags to lay on
thee , rather than have these off . Aut . O , sir ! the loathsomeness of them offends
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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.