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 Much Ado About Nothing, 1.1.42: "challenged him at the burbolt"

Much Ado About Nothing,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 42.
burbolt: bird-bolt, a blunt-headed arrow used for shooting birds. —The relatively safe bird-bolt could also be used for target practice.

Bird-Bolt. Illustration for A Cyclopaedia of Costume or Dictionary of Dress by James Planche (Chatto and Windus, 1879).