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We raise the estimate my heart to bestow it all of your worship " —Hazlitt re to the
utmost — a sense now retained only in the phrase marks upon the quaint
blundering of the inimitable rack rent . Dagberry and Verges , that they are “ a
That is , true and real friends - a common sense , anciently , of " very , ” now
retained only in a few phrases , “ He is the very man for it ” -i . e . the true man for
it . as 66 SCENE III . “ Consisteth of all nations ” —The sense of these lines is
This seems clear enough , bold extension of its ordinary sense , for producingyet
Johnson , explains it— " Continue to be Angelo ; Only for production of a dower .
Yet , I think there is hold as you are . Tyrwhitt supposes that the Duke both ...
We follow the original . “ Of " seems “ I am COMBINED " -i . e . Bound by
agreement : in used , as often in Old - English , in a partitive or indefinite the
same sense as Angelo is called the combinate hus sense ; as if he had said , “
some credent ...
senses . F the stage . 66 60 Caliban shows the superiority of natural capacity
over surely , much more expressive for ... rude , and without choice son insists it
shonld be read , I should have concom in his pleasures , but not without the
sense of ...
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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.