Philip Weller caricature
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 Romeo and Juliet, 1.1.15: "weaker vessels"

Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 1, line 15.
Sampson boasts that he will take advantage of women's weakness, while Peter in the biblical quote weaker vessel urges husbands to protect their wives, because they are weaker.

Peter, "Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered" (I Peter 3:7).