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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 King Lear, 4.2.84-86: "But being widow, and my Gloucester with her, / May all the building in my fancy pluck / Upon my hateful life."


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Act 4, Scene 2, lines 84-86
But being widow, and my Gloucester with her, May all the building in my fancy pluck Upon my hateful life. On the other hand, the effect Regan's fresh widowhood might have on "my" [lover] Edmund [now newly the Earl of Gloucester] may demolish all the constructions of Goneril's private imaginings and make her life hateful [if Edmund does prefer her sister].