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'A book which is to my thinking the most able and important volume ever printed about Shakspeare.'
MR. HALLIWELL PHILLIPPS, to the Author.
Dec. 13, 1864.
* I commend my Soul into the hands of God, my Creator ; koping and assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ, my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting ; and my Body to the early, bohirdof that is made.'
It has been suggested by:"Mr. Furnivall, who has ventured to repre'sent'Shakspeare-as an unbelieva, théit this was merely a form of words usually amployed in wille: : But Shakspeare was too true a man to have made use of suck expresssoirs unless they had represented his real sentiments.-Sce Agpendix, p. 399 seq.