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-- 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, 1.4.37: "I am proverb'd with a grandsire phrase"


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Act 1, Scene 4, line 37.
I am proverb'd with a grandsire phrase: I am instructed by an old proverb. The proverb which Romeo has in mind is probably, "A good candle-holder proves a good gamester," which means that a mere onlooker cannot lose a game.