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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, 2.5.7: "Therefore do nimble-pinion'd doves draw Love"
nimble-pinion'd doves draw Love: swift-winged doves pull Venus [in her chariot]. Juliet is thinking of depictions such as the one below, in which doves and cupids hold the reins of Venus' chariot.
|Venus and Adonis|
|François Lemoyne, 1729|