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THE PERMANENCE OF

CHRISTIANITY

CONSIDERED IN EIGHT LECTURES

PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE

YEAR MDCCCLXXII

On the Foundation of the late Reb. John Bampton, M.A.

BY

JOHN RICHARD TURNER EATON, M.A.

LATE FELLOW AND TUTOR OF MERTON COLLEGE, RECTOR OF LAPWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE ;

HONORARY CANON OF WORCESTER CATHEDRAL

New York
E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY

MDCCCLXXIX

KF 2141

HARVARD
UNIVERSIT
LIBRARY

40xtil.

"Etiam quae pro Religione dicimus, cum grandi metu et disciplina dicere debemus."-Hil. de Trin. ccvii.

TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

HENRY

LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER

THESE LECTURES ARE

Dedicated

WITH SINCERE RESPECT.

EXTRACT

FROM 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 l'niversity 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, repa“rations, 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 may 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 w in Act Term.

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