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its nature, but also in its duration; or, in other words, that it should have a due length in it, as

well as what we properly call greatness. 3. Give the derivations of the following words :story

restraint. abstinence. fawn.

sincere. fare. beacon.

knave. incense. abhor.



4. Write out the ten lines from Johnson's Vanity

of Human Wishes which commence with the words “The festal blazes."

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5. In the following sentences distinguish between the

direct object and the adverbial adjunct or in

direct object : (a) He bought himself a horse. (6) They made them coats. (c) The sailor told him a tale. (d) We sent him a journey. (e) He struck the dog a blow. (f) We brought him food.

(g) He continued a year travelling. 6. Explain the references in the following pas

sages : (a) Every man hath two birthdays. (6) The lesson which the steward read upon Rash

Judgment. (c) Verrio and others. (d) Hide, blushing glory, hide Pultowa’s day.

(e) Fall in the gen'ral massacre of gold. ) Marked out by dangerous parts he meets the

shock. (g). Where'er he turns he meets a stranger's eye. 7. Give a brief account of Cowper, and a list of his

best known works.

8. (a) What are the functions of the infinitive ? (6) Where adverbs and prepositions are identical

in form, how can you discriminate between them in the syntax of a sentence ?

9. (a) What, according to Addison, are the chief

evils induced by party spirit, and in what

does it culminate ? (6) What is the homage which hypocrisy pays to

virtue ? (C) In what words does Cowper refer to his con

stitutional want of foresight?

10. Write a short essay upon-The Wind.


The Board of Examiners. [Candidates are to select any two, but not more, of

the four following periods.] I.-1. What portion of the British Islands did the

Romans occupy, and during what period ?

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2. What was the Feudal system? When and how

was it introduced into England ?

3. What was the Reformation ? When and how

was it completed in England ?

When and how

4. What was the Restoration ?

was it accomplished ?

5. Where are the following places, and with what

historical events are they respectively connected :-Cressy: Falkirk : Kenilworth: Maldon: Naseby : Shrewsbury ?

6. Give' some account of each of the following:

persons :-Emma of Normandy: Philippa of Hainault: Margaret of Anjou.

II.-1. Give a short description of the Servian


2. State the precise question at issue between

Patricians and Plebeians. What event marks the final settlement of the dispute ?

3. What were Spolia Opima? When, by whom,

and under what circumstances were they gained ?

4. Describe the concluding events of the Second

Punic War and the terms upon which peace was made.

5. In what year and under what circumstances did

Marius for the second time become Consul ?


6. Where are the following places, and with

what historical events are they respectively identified :-Clusium : Pergamus: Saguptum : Sentinum: Ticinus: Tusculum ?

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III.–1. Give a geographical description of the region

known in ancient times as Hellas. When did the name Greece come into use ?

2. Describe each of the three great social classes in

Sparta. 3. Describe each of the three great social classes in


4. Explain the origin and the object of the institu-.

tion known as Ostracism.

5. Describe very briefly the leading events in Grecian

history between the Persian and the Peloponnesian wars.

6. How and when was the Corinthian war termi

nated ? What foreign power was a party to it ?

IV.-1. Give a short geographical sketch of the

dominions of Charlemagne. 2. Give a short account of the Franconian Emperors.

3. Give some account of each of the following

persons :- Bajazet: Hildebrand: John Huss: Manfred, King of Sicily: Michael Romanoff: John de Witt.

4. What was the origin of the League of the Swiss

Cantons ?

5. Describe shortly the career of Frederick the

Second of Prussia.

6. Give the leading causes of the wars of the French



The Board of Examiners.

1. Translate-
(a) Ce fut une surprise extrême pour toute l'Europe,

attentive à la fortune de Charles XII, quand, au
lieu de défendre son pays menacé par tant de
princes, il passa en Norwége, au mois de mars
1716, avec vingt mille hommes. Depuis Annibal,
on n'avait point encore vu de général qui, ne
pouvant se soutenir chez lui-même contre ses
ennemis, fût allé leur faire la guerre au coeur
de leurs états. Le prince de Hesse, son beau-
frère, l'accompagna dans cette expédition. On
ne peut aller de Suède en Norwege que par des
défilés assez dangereux, et quand on les a passés,
on rencontre, de distance en distance, des flaques
d'eau que la mer y forme entre des rochers; il
fallait faire des ponts chaque jour.
nombre de Danois aurait pu arrêter l'armée
suédoise ; mais on n'avait pas prévu cette invasion
subite. · L'Europe fut encore plus étonnée que
le czar demeurât tranquille au milieu de ces

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