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Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to King Lear, 2.2.9-10: "Lipsbury pinfold"


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Act 2, Scene 2, line 9
A pinfold, usually a circular stone enclosure, is a pound for stray animals. Just what "Lipsbury" adds to the meaning has been the subject of much discussion, none of it very satisfying; see the notes in the New Variorum Shakespeare.






Pinfold Pound


Pinfold Pound