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“ To Thee do I commend my watchful soul,
Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes :
RICHARD III. v. 3.
“ Now God be praised, that to believing souls
2 HENRY VI. ii. 1.
Many, very many such passages appear in his works : whereupon we ask this simple question :-Can there be named other general dramatist that ever lived, who
any has combined so many religious and moral sentences in his works as Shakespeare has ?
We feel convinced that none other such can be named; and that the world, who know him by his works, will admit that his character may be most justly summed up in the ever-memorable words of Hamlet, that
“ He was a man, take him for all in all,
HAMLET, i. 2.