"In the name of God, I William
Shakespeare,...God be praised, do make and ordain this, my last will and testament in
manner and form following. That is to say, first 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 eternal life, and my body to the earth whereof it is
(Rowe, 1985, 182)
A.L. Shakespeare's Self Portrait.
University Press of America, 1985.