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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 3, Scene 3, line 15.

Note to Twelfth Night, 3.3.15, "And thanks, and ever thanks; and oft good turns"

In the First Folio this line reads, "And thanks; and ever oft good turns," which doesn't make good sense or good iambic pentameter; it's generally thought that the printer made a mistake. This emendation, "And thanks, and ever thanks; and oft good turns," was first made by Lewis Theobald (1688-1744), who in 1726 published Shakespeare Restored, or a Specimen of the many Errors as well Committed as Unamended by Mr Pope in his late edition of this Poet; designed not only to correct the said Edition, but to restore the true Reading of Shakespeare in all the Editions ever published.

First Folio edition of Twelfe Night,
Or what you will, 1623
First Folio edition of Twelfe Night Or what you will, 1623