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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.

Note to Much Ado About Nothing, 4.1.158: "I have mark'd / A thousand blushing apparitions / To start into her face, a thousand innocent shames / In angel whiteness beat away those blushes"


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Act 4, Scene 1, lines 158.
I have mark'd / A thousand blushing apparitions / To start into her face, a thousand innocent shames / In angel whiteness beat away those blushes: i.e., I have noted a thousand strong blushes rush into her face, and a thousand impulses of innocent shame, white as angels, drive away those blushes. —The Friar is convinced that Hero's changing color is the result of her struggle with the shame of being accused, not the result of shame at any guilt.