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To Thee do I commend my watchful soul,

Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes :
Sleeping and waking, O, defend me still !"

RICHARD III. v. 3.

“Now God be praised, that to believing souls
Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair !"

2 HENRY VI. ii. 1.

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Many, very many such passages appear in his works : whereupon we ask this simple question :-Can there be named any other general dramatist that ever lived, who 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,
We shall not look upon his like again."

HAMLET, I. 2.

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