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Enter PETRUCHIo with a dish of meat , and Hor Here's snip , and nip , and cut ,
and slish , and slash , Like to a censer in a barber's shop :Why , what , o ' devil's
name , tailor , call'st thou this Pet . How fares my Kate ? What , sweeting , all Hur .
Here comes one . Enter LYSANDER . And here will rest me . Come , thou gentle
day ! Lys . Where art thou , proud Demetrius ? speak For if but once thou show
me thy grey light , ( Lies down . thou now . Puck . Here , villain ! drawn , and ready
Reason thus with Claud . Most holy sir , I thank you . life :Isab . My business is a
word or two with Claudio . If I do lose thee , I do lose a thing Prov . And very
welcome . Look , signior ; here's That none but fools would keep : a breath thou
Dost thou forget Whom I left cooling of the air with sighs From what a torment I did
free thee ? In an odd angle of the isle , and sitting , Ari . No. His arms in this sad
knot . Pro . Thou dost ; and think'st it much , to tread Pro . Of the king's ship The ...
Trinculo , keep a good tongue in your head : | Revenge it on him - for , I know ,
thou dar'st ; if you prove a mutineer , the next tree – The poor But this thing dare
not . monster's my subject , and he shall not suffer indig Ste . That's most certain ...
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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.