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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 King Lear, 1.1.280: "Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides"


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King Lear,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 280
The word "plighted" means "pleated" or "enfolded," but it also means "promised" or "vowed," as in the phrase "plighted troth." Both meanings are applicable to Goneril's hypocritical professions of affection for her father.