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THE

MOSAIC DISPENSATION

CONSIDERED AS INTRODUCTORY TO

CHRISTIANIT Y.

EIGHT SERMONS

PREACHED BEFORE

THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

AT THE

BAMPTON LECTURE

FOR THE YEAR MDCCCLVI.

BY THE

REV. EDWARD ARTHUR LITTON, M.A.

LATE FELLOW OF ORIEL COLLEGE.

Novum Testamentum in vetere velabatur: vetus Testamentum in novo

revelatur. Augustin. Serm. clx.

LONDON,
T. HATCHARD, 187, PICCADILLY:
H. HAMMANS, (LATE GRAHAM,) OXFORD.

BAITER, PRINTER, OXFORD.

TO THE

HEADS OF COLLEGES

IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

THE

FOLLOWING SERMONS

PREACHED BY THEIR APPOINTMENT

ARE MOST RESPECTFULLY

INSCRIBED.

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 University “cf 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 fol“lowing, at St. Mary's in Oxford, between the com“mencement of the last month in Lent Term, and the "end of the third week in Act Term.

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