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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, 2.5.70: "Now comes the wanton blood up in your cheeks"


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Act 2, Scene 5, line 70.
wanton: impetuous. "Wanton" also means "lustful," so Juliet's blush suggests that she is already thinking about the pleasures of the marriage bed.



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