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 Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1.317: "The fairest grant is the necessity"
The fairest grant is the necessity: the best gift is the one that is urgently needed. Don Pedro's gift to Claudio is going to be Hero's hand in marriage, and Don Pedro is proud to give a gift that Claudio really wants.