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MINISTER OF ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES, LECKHAMPTON,
PRINTED BY J. WRIGHT, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY.
LONDON : JOHN W. PARKER AND SON.
OXFORD: W. GRAHAM.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
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 sin
gular 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 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 remainder 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 ad“ joining 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 Subjects—to confirm and establish the Christ“ ian 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 Fa“ thers, 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 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 qualified to preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons, un“ less he bath 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."