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EXTRACT

FROM THE

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.

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“ 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

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“ 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

printed.

“ 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.”

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CONTENTS.

SERMON I.
The general principles of the Reformation, from its com-

mencement, to the period when our Articles were com-
posed, shewn to be of a Lutheran tendency.

SERMON II.
The same tendency pointed out in the Articles themselves,
as deducible

from the history of their compilation.

SERMON III.
On Original Sin, as maintained by the Scholastics, the

Lutherans, and our own Reformers.

SERMON IV.
On the tenet of the Schools respecting Merit de Congruo,

and that of the Lutherans in opposition to it.

SERMON V.
The Articles of Free Will," and " of Works before

Justification,explained in connexion with the preced-
ing controversy.

SERMON VI.
On the Scholastical doctrine of Justification, the Lutheran,

and that of our own Church,

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