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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 Hamlet, 5.1.228: "but that great command o'ersways the order"

Act 5, Scene 1, line 228
but that great command o'ersways the order: but for the fact that a great command overrules the customary procedure.  —Presumably, the "great command" was issued by King Claudius.