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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

GOULD AND LINCOLN,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF THE

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 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 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 dircct and appoint, that the eight Divinity 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 - 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, beforc they are

printed.

"Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall be qualified 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 Ser

mons twice."

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