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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, 1.4.79-81: "comes she with a tithe-pig's tail/ Tickling a parson's nose as a' lies asleep, / Then he dreams of another benefice"


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Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 4, line 81.
another benefice: A benefice is a church office which provides a living. Note that the parson tickled by the tithe-pig's tail is dreaming of another [additional] benefice, as a parson could receive multiple benefices and be the parson of more than one church, collect the hog's share of the churches' incomes, and hire others to do the actual work.
Tithe pig tail