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Extract from the last Will and Testa

ment of the late Reverend 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 fin

gular the said Lands or Estates upon trust, “ and to the intents and purposes herein after « mentioned ; that is to say, I will and ap“ point, that the Vice-Chancellor of the “ University of Oxford for the time being 6. Thall 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 Ser“ mons, to be established for ever in the said

University, and to be performed in the “ manner following:

“ I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuesday 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

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" 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 com“ mencement of the last month in Lent “ Term, and the end of the third week in " Act Term.

“ Also I direct and appoint, that the eight “ Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be preach“ ed upon either of the following subjects « — to confirm and establish the Christian " Faith, and to confute all heretics and schif“ matics—upon the divine authority of the

Holy Scriptures upon the authority 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.

Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be “ always printed, 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 Col

« lege,


lege, and one copy to the Mayor of the

City of Oxford, and one copy to be put “ into the Bodleian Library; and the ex

pence of printing them shall be paid out “ of the revenue of the Lands or Estates

given for establishing the Divinity Lecture “ 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 Sermons, unless he hath taken the

Degree of Master of Arts at least, in one “ of the two Universities of Oxford or Cam

bridge ; and that the same person shall “ never preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons 6 twice.'

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