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ASSURANCE OF ETERNAL SALVATION, AND UN-
OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN.
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 fingular the said Lands or Estates ." upon trust, and to the intents and purposes herein“ after 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 remainder to the endowment “ of eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, to be efta“ blished for ever in the said University, and to be “ performed in the manner following:
"I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuer... day 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-Houte, " 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 dire&t and appoint, that the eight Di
vinity Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon “ either of the following Subjects—to confirm 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
wupon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour " Jesus Chrift- upon the Divinity of the Holy "Ghoft-upon the Articles of the Christian Faith,
as comprehended in the Apostles' and Nicene * Creeds.
" Also I dire&, that thirty copies of the eight " Divinity Lecture Sermons thall 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 Bod“ leian Library; and the expence of printing them "Mhall be paid out of the revenue of the Land or " Estates given for establishing the Divinity Lec“turę 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 Lecture Ser
mons, 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 per“ son shall never preach the Divinity Lecture Ser"mons twice.”