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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 en“ dowment 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
" 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, 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.'