Ha ! let me see : ay , give it me , it's mine. other out of all count . Sweet ornament ,
that decks a thing divine ! Val . How painted ? and how out of count ? Ah Silvia !
Silvia ! Speed . Marry , sir , so painted to make her fair , Speed . Madam Silvia ...
Proteus , I am sorry I must never trust thee more , But count the world a stranger
for thy sake . The private wound is deepest . O time most accurst ! Mongst all foes
, that a friend should be the worst ! Pro . My shame and guilt confound me.
Valentine alludes to the “ integrity " of Sir Thurio's pasoning , or count .
Reckonings were kept not only by sion— " such integrity " as he may be
supposed to have hosts upon nicked , or notched sticks , but by such tallies in the
Exchequer of ...
You hear , Count Claudio : I can be secret tongue , and so good a continuer . But
keep your as a dumb man , I would have you think so ; but on way o ' God's name
; I have done . my allegiance , -mark you this , on my allegiance.Beat .
... and with her father , Ant . As the event stamps them ; but they have And thou
shalt have her . Was't not to this end , a good cover ; they show well outward . The
prince That thou began'st to twist so fine a story ? and Count Claudio , walking in
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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.