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But like of each thing that in season grows . O ! these are ... Things hid and barr'd
, you mean , from And to the strictst decrees I'll write my name . common sense ?
... Hath this been To know the thing I am forbid to know ; proclaim'd ? As thus ...
All the early editions mon one for Italian vessels , in honour of the great admihave
, “ It is that any thing now , ” which words Collier ral , Andrew Doria . For “ dock'd
in sand " all the old retains , with an altered punctuation , thus , “ It is that ...
This green plot shall of my life : no , I am no such thing : I am a man be our stage ,
this hawthorn brake our ' tiring - house ; as other men are ; " and there ... What
say'st thou , bully Bottom ? hard things : that is , to bring the moonlight into a Bot .
What things are these , my lord Antonio ? Let grief and sorrow still embrace his
heart , Will money buy them ? That doth not wish you joy ! Ant . Very like : one of
them Gon . Be it so : Amen . Is a plain fish , and , no doubt , marketable . Pro .
... this been without there boot ! what a boot is here with this exchange ! So soon
as you arrive , shall clear that doubt . Sure , the gods do this year connive at us ,
and we Flo . And those that you'll procure from king may do any thing extempore .
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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.