Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Julius Caesar, 1.1.7, "thy rule"


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Julius Caesar,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 7
Shakespeare probably had in mind the type of folding ruler used in his time, which is still an emblem of the carpenter's trade, as can be seen in the logo of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.


folding carpenter's ruler
logo of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America