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S. Right , sir : I'll tell you when , an you'll affords . tell me wherefore . Ant . E. And
welcome more common , for that's Ant . E. Wherefore ? for my dinner : I have not
nothing but words . din'd to - day Bal . Small cheer and great welcome makes a ...
My dull , deaf ears a little use to hear : Duke . But had he such a chain of thee , or
no ? All these old witnesses ( I cannot err ) Ang . He had , my lord ; and when he
ran in here , Tell me thou art my son Antipholus . These people saw the chain ...
When I know the gentleman , I'll tell him Marg . And God keep him out of my sight
, when what you say . the dance is done ! -Answer , clerk . Beat . Do , do : he'll but
break a comparison or Balth . No more words : the clerk is answered . two on ...
Lord , wife , and one ( I tell you ) that will not miss you lord : your worship's a
wanton : well , heaven for- morning nor evening prayer , as any is in Windsor ,
give you , and all of us , I pray ! whoe'er be the other : and she bade me tell your
I tell you for good - will , lainous inconstancy of man's disposition is able to look
you : you are wise , and full of gibes and bear . vlouting - stogs , and ' tis not
convenient you should Quick . And have not they suffered ? Yes , I be cozened .
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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.