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What wouldst thou have , boor ? what , This tale of Herne the hunter for a truth .
thick - skin ? speak , breathe , discuss ; brief , short , Page . Why , yet there want
not many , that do fear quick , snap . In deep of night to walk by this Herne's oak .
Look you now , he's out of his guard al porter to a bench , but he'll speak with you
. ready : unless you laugh and minister occasion to Oli . What kind of man is he ?
him , he is gagged . I protest , I take these wise men , Mal . Why , of man kind ...
My very worthy cousin , fairly met : Ang . And she will speak most bitterly , and
Our old and faithful friend , we are glad to see you . strange . Ang . and Escal .
Happy return be to your royal Isab . Most strange , but yet most truly , will i speak .
It may be right ; but you are in the wrong Know you that friar Lodowick , that she
speaks of ! ... Intended ' gainst lord Angelo , came I hither , He would not , but by
gift of my chaste body To speak , as from his mouth , what he doth know To his ...
tis he should hear me speak . My patience here is touch'd . I do perceive , Escal .
The duke's in us , and we will hear you These poor informal women are no more
speak : But instruments of some more mightier member , Look , you speak justly ...
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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.