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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, 1.3.27: "I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace"


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Act 1, Scene 3, line 27.
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace: —The canker, now called the "wild dog rose," was considered a noxious weed. Don John is saying that he would rather be a wild dog than his brother's pampered pet.