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BY T. COMBE, M.A., E. B. GARDNER, AND E. PICKARD HALL,
PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.
FROM 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 singular the " said Lands or Estates upon trust, and to the intents and
purposes hereinafter 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 re"mainder 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 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 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 Sub“jects—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 authority of the writings of the primitive Fathers, as to the faith and
prac“ tice 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 compre“ hended in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.
“ Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity Lec“ ture 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 expense 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 quali« fied 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 Cambridge; and that the
same person shall never preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons twice.”