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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
OF THE LATE
REV. JOHN BAMPTON,
CANON OF SALISBURY.
“ I give and bequeath: iný Lands and Estates to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scbo“ Jars of the University of Oxford for ever, to “ have and to hold all and singular the said “ Lands or Estates upon trust, and to the in“tents and purposes hereinafter mentioned; " that is to say, I will and appoint that the
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford “ 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 re“mainder to the endowment of eight Divinity " Lecture Sermons, 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, be“ tween the commencement 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 preached upon either of the following Subjects—to con• firm' and establish the Christian Faith, and to “ confute all heretics and schismatics-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 Di“ vinity 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 College, and one copy to “ the Mayor of the city of Oxford, and one copy “ to be put into the Bodleian Library; and the
“ expence of printing them shall be paid out of “ the revenue of the Land 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
“ Also I direct and appoint, that no person “ shall be qualified to preach the Divinity Lec“ ture Sermons, unless he hath taken the De
gree of Master of Arts at least, in one of the “ two Universities of Oxford or Cambridge; “ and that the same person shall never preach “ the Divinity Lecture Sermons twice.”
mencement, to the period when our Articles were com-
from the history of their compilation.
Lutherans, and our own Reformers.
and that of the Lutherans in opposition to it.
“ Justification,” explained in connexion with the preced-
and that of our own Church,