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, 1.1.87: "mistempered"


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mistempered: (1) angry; (2) tempered in the wrong way. When swords are made they are tempered—made stronger—by being plunged in cold water; swords plunged in the blood of neighbors are "mistempered."