RUBENS, PETER PAUL
Rubens was a believer. His private correspondence reflects both devoutness and dependence upon the Deity.
AI call the Lord to witness that I have treated him like a brother@ (Rubens, 1955, 96).
AI can finish the whole by the end of next January, ( God granting me life and breath)@ (Ibid., 99).
AI know of nothing further I can do, and trust my own good conscience and God=s will@ (Ibid., 203).
AI pray to God to employ us more successfully in the future, in this and other occasions@(Ibid., 202).
AIt rests upon the Lord God to give me life and health to bring the work to a good conclusion@(Ibid., 145).
AI pray also that God will grant you, as well as our beloved, every sort of blessing@ (Ibid., 246).