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DR. WHITE's Bampton Lectures having been long out of print, it has been suggested that a new Edition of them would be very acceptable. They are therefore now reprinted from the first Edition, together with the Notes and Authorities, which were chiefly omitted in the subsequent ones.

Nov. 27, 1811.








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"I give and bequeath my Lands and Estates to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the Uni" versity 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:

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"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,


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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 Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics



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 Ghostupon 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 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 expence of printing them shall be paid out of the revenue of the "Lands 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, "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."

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