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EXTRACT

FROM

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF THE LATE

REV. JOHN BAMPTON,

CANON OF SALISBURY

--“I give and bequeath my Lands and “Estates to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars "of the University of Oxford for ever, to have and “to hold all and fingular the said Lands or Estates

upon trust, and to the intents and purposes herein6 after mentioned ; that is to say, I will and appoint “ that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ox"ford for the time being shall take and receive all “the rents, issues, and profits thereof, and (after all "taxes, reparations, and necessary deductions made) " that he pay all the remainder to the endowment of eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, to be esta“blished for ever in the said University, and to be

performed in the manner following:

“I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tues" day in Easter Term, a Lecturer be yearly chosen

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by the Heads of Colleges only, and by no others, “ in the room adjoining to the Printing-House, “ between the hours of ten in the morning and “ two in the afternoon, to preach eight Divinity “ Lecture Sermons, the year following, at St.

Mary’s in Oxford, between the commencement c of the last month in Lent Term, and the end of 66 the third week in Act Term.

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“ Also I direct and appoint, that the eight Di“ vinity Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon “ either of the following Subjects—to confirm and “ establish the Christian Faith, and to confute all “ heretics and schismatics —upon the divine au

thority of the holy Scriptures—upon the autho

rity of the writings of the primitive Fathers, as " to the faith and practice of the primitive Church

-upon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour “ Jesus Christ - upon the Divinity of the Holy « Ghost-upon the Articles of the Christian Faith, “ as comprehended in the Apostles' and Nicene

Creeds.

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“ Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight “ Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be always printed, or within two months after they are preached, and “ one copy shall be given to the Chancellor of the

University, and one copy to the Head of every “ College, and one copy to the Mayor of the city er of Oxford, and one copy to be put into the Bod“ leian Library; and the expence of printing them “ shall be paid out of the revenue of the Land or “ Eftates given for establishing the Divinity Leça CANON BAMPTON'S) WILL. “ ture Sermons; and the Preacher shall not be paid, “ nor be entitled to the revenue, before they are

printed.

“ Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall “ be qualified to preach the Divinity Lecture Ser“mons, unless he hath taken the degree of Master “ of Arts at least, in one of the two Universities “ of Oxford or Cambridge ; and that the same per“ son shall never preach the Divinity Lecture Ser

mons twice.”

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