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1 TIMOTHY iii. 15.
Which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and
ground of the Truth.
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
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.
“ 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
“ 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
“ 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