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12. The doctrine of the Sacra-
Supper of the Lord.
“ The liberal spirit of the times has encouraged coalition
among different denominations of Christians in enlightened
THE MANNERS OF THE AGE COMPARED WITH THE
2 Tim. iii. 4, 5.
form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.
Triumphs of Christianity.-Its failures foretold, espe-
Alleged excuses and palliations inadequate.- Promises
Prove all things ; hold fast that which is good.
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 Scho“ lars 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
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 deduc“tions 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 man“ ner 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 Print
ing-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 66 Term.
“ 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 pri“ mitive Church--upon the Divinity of our Lord 6 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