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 Hamlet, 2.1.62: "With windlasses and with assays of bias"
"Assays of bias," meaning "indirect attempts," is a figure of speech derived from lawn bowling, in which a player must sometimes make his ball curve around his opponent's ball in order to hit the target ball.