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Ant . S. I think thou art , in mind , and so am I. Ant . S. How can she thus then call
us by our Dro . S. Nay , master , both in inind and in my names , shape . Unless it
be by inspiration ? Ant . S. Thou hast thine own form . Adr . How ill agrees it with ...
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
Johnson . * " — SMELL of calumny " - " Your accusation will apBlood , thou art
blood ” —Most editions , to remedy pear so gross , that it will stifle yourself , and
be consid . the supposed defect of the metre , read— “ Blood , thou ered a
Though thou canst Trin . Stephano ! swim like a duck , thou art made like a goose
. Ste . Doth thy other mouth call me ? Mercy ! Trin . O Stephano ! hast any more of
this ? mercy ! This is a devil , and no monster : I will leave Ste . The whole butt ...
prince , thou art as honest a true fellow as any is in Bohemia . ... If it be ne'er so
false , a true gentleman may swear it in the behalf of his friend : -And I'll swear to
the prince , thou art a tall fellow of thy hands , and that thou wilt not be drunk ; but
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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.