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Supper of the Lord. 12. The doctrine of the Sacra-


"The liberal spirit of the times has encouraged coalition
66 among different denominations of Christians in enlightened
"efforts of benevolence. This coalition cannot but be at-
"tended with favourable effects, where the members of each
"denomination are well acquainted with the ground on
"which its own distinguishing views and practices are as-
"sumed. But when that ground has little if at all occupied
"the attention, the cooperation tends not to the establish-
"ment of each, but to the establishment of that which is
"most generally supported and most extensively patronized,
"and to the proportionate diminution of the rest. And it
"is to be observed, that the enlargement alluded to is not
"that which arises from the dissemination of knowledge,
"but that which is occasioned by the neglect of inquiry."
Winter's Pastoral Letters, Pref. P. viii.

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Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a
form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.

Triumphs of Christianity.—Its failures foretold, espe-
cially in 2 Tim. iii. 1-5. I. Inquiry naturally suggested
by this prophecy; of which the terms may be resolved
into a love of pleasure, and a zeal for the form of god-
liness.-Under what restrictions the prophecy may be
supposed to be fulfilled. II. The prophecy applied, and
the application confirmed by specific instances of con-
duct not conformable with the Scriptural rules. 1. The







"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 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 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 66 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 fol


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lowing, 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.

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"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 "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.

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"Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be always

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