Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

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-- 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.



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Twelfth Night,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 37.

Note to Twelfth Night, 1.1.37, "sovereign thrones"

The liver, brain, and heart are all "sovereign thrones." The liver is the throne of the passions, such as love and hate; the brain is the throne of thought and judgment; the heart is the throne of sentiments, such as admiration and loyalty. Orsino means that when Olivia finally does fall in love, love will fill her whole being.

Alice Crawford as Olivia
Alice Crawford as Olivia by Logsdail 1907
by William Logsdail, 1907