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Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.
Note to Hamlet, 1.5.177: "There be, an if they might"
There be, an if they might: i.e., there are those [who could explain this], if they were allowed to. The "an" before the "if" has the effect of making the "if" emphatic.