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I commend my Soul into the hands of God, my Creator; hoping and assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ, my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting; and my Body to the earth, whereof that is made.'
* It has been suggested by Mr. Furnivall, who has ventured to represent Shakspeare as an unbeliever, that this was merely a form of words usually employed in wills. But Shakspeare was too true a man to have made use of such expressions unless they had represented his real sentiments.-Sce Appendix, p. 399 seq.
Of Shakspeare's Religious Principles and Sentiments
1. Of the Being and Nature of God
2. Of the Holy Angels, and of the Fallen