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 merits of Jesus Christ, my savior, to be
made partaker of eternal life, and my body to the earth whereof it is made.
(Rouse, 1985, P. 182)