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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, 4.1.220: "we rack the value"

Much Ado About Nothing,
Act 4, Scene 1, lines 220.
rack: closely examine. —"Rack" can also mean "stretch"; therefore, while the friar is saying that we don't realize the true value of something until we lose it, it may also be suggested (not by the friar) that when we lose something we exaggerate the value of it.