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It was Frank Bracebridge, a sprightly 6 Suppose you were one of the larger boys who good humored young fellow, with whom

attended Ichabod Crane's school 30 years I had once traveled on the continent. ago. Recount to a friend some of the inciOur meeting was extremely cordial, for dents of your school days. the countenance of an old fellow traveler 7 What character do you like best in the Courtalways brings up the recollection of a ship of Miles Standish or in the Lady of the thousand pleasant scenes, odd adven

Lake? Tell what the character does and tures, and excellent jokes... Find

says that you like.
ing that I was not pressed for time, and 8 Answer two of the following:
was merely making a tour of observa-

a While Wamba and the Black Knight are tion, he insisted that I should give him

going through the forest, Wamba a day or two at his father's country seat

obtains the bugle which Locksley has to which he was going to pass the holi

given the Knight. What effect has days.

this incident on the story? 2 Give, from the quotation in question 1, the b After the tournament Isaac and Rebecca part of speech and the syntax of fellow,

take Ivanhoe under their protection. cordial, finding, him; give the classification,

What effect has this act of kindness subdivision and syntax of the phrases with

on the story? whom, to which, to pass.

¢ What effect on the story has Wamba's 3 Combine the following into three well con

refusal to save any one but Cedric structed sentences, each of which shall be

at Torquilstone? complex: The captain said that as they were pass

Answers ing the banks of Newfoundland one I (a) I was pressed and was making object of night, there was a dense fog and a strong finding; (b) I had traveled, modifies 'Frank wind, and the pilot was keeping watch Bracebridge or fellow; (c) countenance brings, ahead for any fishing vessel that might causal clause, modifies was cordial. be anchored off the banks, when sud 2 Fellow is a common noun, nominative case denly he saw a schooner ahead and tried

apposition with Frank Bracebridge; cordial, adto stop, but the wind was blowing sojective, modifies meeting as predicate adjective, hard that the next minute they crashed after was; finding is a present active participle of into the schooner.

the verb to find, modifies he; him is a personal

pronoun, used as indirect object (dative objective) Put into a telegram of not more than 10

after the verb give; with whom, adverbial phrase words the following facts:

of accompaniment, modifies had traveled; to which, I am delayed and expect to reach the

adverbial phrase denoting limit of motion; modiUnion depot at two o'clock in the

fies was going; to pass, adverbial infinitive phrase morning. Meet me with a carriage.

of purpose, modifies was going. 4 Write the following in correct form:

3. The captain said that as they were passing (a) Neither he nor any one of his friends were

the banks of Newfoundland one night, there was there to meet me, (b) They again repeated

a dense fog and a strong wind. The pilot who the concert a second time for the benefit

was keeping watch ahead for any fishing vessel of the building fund, (c) He has the past

that might be anchored off the banks, suddenly year and will continue next year to study

saw a schooner. Although he tried to stop, the Spanish, (d) Rowing on the lake, a severe

wind was blowing so hard that the next minute storm came up which disabled many

they crashed into the boat. vessels, (e) He would have made a copy of the paper if you desired, (f) I ought not Delayed. Meet me with carriage, Union to have let him seen it, (s) I have never depot, 2 a. m. been on a farm but very few times, and 4 (a) Change were to was, (b) They repeated everything was new to me, (h) On our the concert for the benefit of the building fund, first day in Montreal, us boys decided to (c) He studied Spanish the past year and will contake a trip up the St Lawrence, (i, j) It tinue to study it next year, (d) while I was rowis a little house the front of which is ing on the lake, a severe storm, etc. (e) He covered with vines that were planted by would have made a copy of the paper if you had the tenants who formerly occupied the desired, (f) I ought not to have let him see it, (g) house.

Since I had been on a farm but a few times, Or

everything was new to me, (h) Change us to we, Write sentences containing (a) why intro (i, j)) It is a little house the front of which is

ducing an adjective clause, (b) where covered with vines planted by the former tenants. introducing a noun clause, (c) an

1. Or absolute phrase, (d) an infinitive used

(a) Tell me the reason why you did this, (6) Do as an appositive, (e) an infinitive used

you know where he has gone? (c)The boat having as a retained object after a passive verb.

arrived, we departed, (d) It is wrong to betray the 5 Describe, in a letter to a distant friend, one of

confidence of friends (c) He was told to go. your Friday afternoons at school.

5-6 Answers will vary. Or

7 I especially like James Fitz-James in the Let Malcolm write to a friend, telling his Lady of the Lake, because he promised poor dying

experiences from the time he left Ellen Blanche to avenge the murder of her husband, an on Ellen's Isle till he met her at Stirling act which few men would have thought of doing Castle.

for a wretched crazy hag like her.

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I also admire his courage when he said at the sudden appearance of Rhoderick Dhu's men from all sides in answer to a bugle blast:

Come one, come all, this rock shall fly from its base before 1.".

8 See answer to question 5, “English Composition."


I Select from the following quotation (a) a noun

clause, (b) an adjective clause, (C) two
adverbial clauses; mention the subdivision
of each adverbial clause, and give the syntax
of each clause selected:
And such he anticipates, will be the fate of

his own work, which, however it may
be admired in its day, and held up as a
model of purity, will in the course of
years grow antiquated and obsolete; until
it shall become almost as unintelligible
in its native land as an Egyptian obelisk,
or one of those Runic incriptions said to

exist in the deserts of Tartary. 2 Parse, from the quotation in question 1, which, may be admired, antiquated, obelisk.

Give the part of speech and the syntax of

each of the following from the quotation in
question 1: fate, and (line 2), model, in
(line 3), obsolete, almost, unintelligible, in

(line 4), or, one, inscriptions, said. 3 Prepare heading, introduction and con

clusion for a letter to be sent from your home today to each of the following:

a Mills & Co., Publishers, 296 Beacon st.,

Boston Mass. b Your friend, Miss Alice Brown, 12 Park

Row, Cincinnati Ohio. 4 Correct the following sentences and give the

reason for each correction: (a) Among the children were Julia with her little sister Lena, (b) He sent those whom he thought would do the work, (c) She refused him, because, she said, he had ought to have come himself, (d) Lights had been placed at the head of the vessel and also a guard, (e) He was the one who had learned the king to fight, (f) He said that heat always caused metals to ex

pand. 5 Combine the following into three well con

structed sentences, each of which shall be
The captain said that as they were passing

the banks of Newfoundland one night,
there was a dense fog and a strong wind,
and the pilot was keeping watch ahead
for any fishing vessel that might be
anchored off the banks, when suddenly
he saw a schooner ahead and tried to
stop, but the wind was blowing so hard
that the next minute they crashed into
the schooner.

Put into a telegram of not more than

Io words the following facts: I am
delayed and expect to reach the
Union depot at two o'clock in the
morning. Please meet me with a




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6 Give the classification, subdivision and syntax

of six of the following italicized phrases:
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the characteristics of Ellen, arranging them
in the order given in the quotation:

And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace
A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace,
Of finer form or lovelier face!
* * * * * * * *

of preposition of; said, past participle, modifies inscriptions.

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Gentlemen :

(Body of the letter)
Very truly yours,

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Albany, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1906
Dear Alice:

(Body of the letter)
Your sincere friend,

'Mary Smith. 4. (a) Substitute was for were, a finite verb must agree with its subject in number. (6) Substitute who for whom, the subject of a finite verb is put in the nominative case.(c) Omit had, the defective verb ought is not used with had to form the pluperfect tense, (d) Lights and a guard had been placed at the head of the vessel, Strength and clearness is secured by placing the subject

Or tale of injury called forth
The indignant spirit of the North.

(See text for complete quotation.) 8 Write a description of a character other than

Ellen from the Lady of the Lake, using as far
as practicable the outline given in answer to
question 7. Give details of appearance,
dress and character.

Write a description of a character in some

other story that you have read, telling
what the character said and did that
interested you.

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Answers I (a) Fate will be such, object of anticipates; (6) which will grow antiquated and obsolete, modifies work; (c) it may be admired and held, clause of concession, modifies grow; it shall become Unintelligible, clause of time, modifies grow.

2 Which, relative pronoun, relates to work for its antecedent with which it agrees in third person, singular number, neuter gender. It is nominative case, subject of will grow. May be admired is a regular, transitive, passive verb; principal parts-admire, admired, admiring, admired. Potential mode, present tense, third person, singular number to agree with its subject it. Antiquated is a descriptive adjective, positive degree; compared-Antiquated, more antiquated, most antiquated; used as predicate adjective after will grow. Obelisk is a common noun, third person, singular number, neuter gender, nominative case, subject of is unintelligible (understood).



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guard before its predicate, (e) Substitute taught for learned. To teach means to give instruction, to learn means to receive instruction. (f) Substitute causes for caused. The present tense should be used to express a general truth.

5 See answer to question 3, English-First year.

6 (a) To get a nearer view, adverbial phrase of purpose, modifies moved; (b) in the center, adverbial phrase of place in which, modifies was; with two or three books, adjective phrase of accompaniment, modifies table; without ink, adjective phrase, negative of accompaniment, modifies inkstand; (c) With my head, adverbial phrase of manner, modifies sat; with the other hand, adverbial phrase of means, modifies was thrumming; (d) to the library, adverbial phrase of limit of motion, modifies have been; by the light, adverbial phrase of means, modifies caught. 17 Fine form, lovely face; graceful-light footed, true step, airy tread; Highland accent; musical voice; chieftain's daughter-satin snood, silken plaid, golden brooch; jet black hair; modesty; kindness; goodness; eyes the "mirror of the


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tions. b You wish to order six books for holiday

gifts; write to a friend asking for advice on the choice of books and mentioning

names of some you think good. C Write your friend's reply, giving reasons

for the selections made. d You decide to order six books from the

catalogue of Dixon Bros.; write the

letter, giving necessary details. 2 Indicate the division of the following into

three paragraphs; mention the central thought of each paragraph and give a title to the whole selection:

It was with some difficulty that Rip found the way to his own house, which he approached with silent awe, expecting every moment to hear the shrill voice of Dame Van Winkle. He found the house gone to decay—the roof fallen in, the windows shattered, and the doors off the hinges. He entered the house, which, to tell the truth, Dame Van Winkle had always kept in neat order. It was empty, forlorn, and apparently abandoned. This desolateness overcame all his connubial fears-he called loudly for his wife and children-the lonely chambers rang for a moment with his voice, and than all again was silence. He now hurried forth, and hastened to his old resort, the village inn-but it too was gone. A large rickety wooden building stood in its place, with great gaping windows, some of them broken and mended with old hats and petticoats, and over the door was painted, "The Union Hotel, by Jonathan Doolittle.' .

3 Keeping the same meaning, rewrite sentence

A in (a) simple interrogative form, (b)
simple negative form. (c) conditional affirma-
tive form, (d) conditional negative form;
sentence B in (a) simple declarative form,
(b) interrogative form:
A With good health and good spirits we

can accomplish much.

B The boy who is ambitious is never idle. 4 Correct the following: (a) The cell in which

Isaac was in was cold and damp, (6) My name is Joe and I live with my mother and I sell papers to make a living, (c) She said she would not take nothing but the ring, (d) I will write about my journey to and arrival at my aunt's at Boston, (e) They were scorned by everybody and everywhere, (f) Boys study mathematics at least as hard as girls, (8) Two strips of gold leaf lay parallel together, (h) Coming along the path as quietly as they possibly could, the deer heard their steps, (i, j) John Alden was sitting by a table near a window in the house that belonged to Miles Standish writing letters that were to go on the Mayflower that

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going through the forest, Wamba obtains the bugle which Locksley has given the Knight. What effect has this incident

on the story? b After the tournament Isaac and Rebecca

take Ivanhoe under their protection, What effect has this act of kindness on

the story? c What effect on the story has Wamba's

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Torquilstone? 6 One of the following may suggest something

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incident; imagine the questions and replies
and write the conversation:

a How I was locked in.
b Why I was tardy.

c How we won the game. 7-8 Mention four traits of character that seem to

you most prominent in one of the following:
Ivanhoe, King Richard I, Isaac, Rebecca,

Write in one of the following ways, the

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about four pages on the character selected ;
a Let the introductory paragraph indi-

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character in the story; give details enough to make the situation clear to one who has not read the story, and give the general impression made by this character on the other characters in the story and

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