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ITS ORIGIN, HISTORY, AND PRESENT OBLIGATION,

CONSIDERED IN

EIGHT LECTURES

PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

IN THE YEAR MDCCCLX.

ON THE FOUNDATION OF

THE LATE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, M.A.

CANON OF SALISBURY.

BY JAMES AUGUSTUS HESSEY, D.C.L.

HEAD MASTER OF MERCHANT TAYLORS' SCHOOL;
PREACHER TO THE HON. SOC. OF GRAY'S INN, AND PREBENDARY OF ST. PAUL'S;
SOMETIME FELLOW OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, AND SELECT PREACHER

IN THE UNIVERSITY,

Second Edition,

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

Son-dapes.

Bright shadows of true Rest! some shoots of blisse;

Heaven once a week ;
The next world's gladness prepossest in this;

a day to seek
Eternity in time; the steps by which
que climb above all ages: Lamps that light
Man through his heap of dark days; and the rich
and full redemption of the whole week's flight.

The milky way chalkt out with Suns, a clue
That guides through erring hours; and in full story
A taste of Heaven on earth; the pledge and cue
Of a full feast; and the out-courts of glory.

HENRY VAUGHAN, 17th Century.

DIES RESURRECTIONIS DOMINICÆ

QUÆ TANTIS DIVINARUM DISPOSITIONUM MYSTERIIS EST CONSECRATA, UT QUICQUID EST A DOMINO INSIGNIUS CONSTITUTUM, IN HUJUS DIEI DIGNITATE SIT GESTUM. IN HAC MUNDUS SUMSIT EXORDIUM, IN HAC PER RESURRECTIONEM CHRISTI ET MORS INTERITUM, ET VITA ACCEPIT INITIUM. IN HAC APOSTOLI A DOMINO PRÆDICANDI OMNIBUS GENTIBUS EVANGELII TUBAM SUMUNT, ET

INFERENDUM UNIVERSO MUNDO SACRAMENTUM REGENERATIONIS ACCIPIUNT.

IN

HAC SICUT BEATUS JOANNES EVANGELISTA TESTATUR, JANUIS CLAUSIS, CUM AD EOS DOMINUS INTROISSET, INSUFFLAVIT, ET DIXIT: ACCIPITE SPIRITUM SANCTUM; QUORUM REMISERITIS PECCATA, REMITTUNTUR EIS, ET QUORUM DETINUERITIS, DETENTA ERUNT." IN HAC DENIQUE PROMISSUS A DOMINO APOSTOLIS SPIRITUS SANCTUS ADVENIT : UT

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CELESTI QUADAM REGULA INSINUATUM ET TRADITUM NOVERIMUS IN ILLA DIE CELEBRANDA NOBIS ESSE MYSTERIA SACER DOTALIUM BENEDICTIONUM,

IN QUA COLLATA SUNT OMNIA DONA GRATIARUM.

LEON, EPIST. 9, olim

tom. 1. col. 630. Fol. Venet. 1753.

ויוני

NUSTU
J002Y

R. CLAY, SON, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS, BREAD STREET HILL.

TO

CHARLES WILLIAMS, D.D.

PRINCIPAL OF JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD,

HON. CANON OF BANGOR,

AND PROCTOR IN CONVOCATION,

WITH THE PREACHER'S SINCERE REGARDS.

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