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again as much her favourite as he had ever been. The Privy Council, alarmed at his preparations, summoned him before them. Essex refused to come, and when some of the councillors were sent to ask the cause of the assemblage at Essex House they were kept as prisoners, and the Earl marched with his followers into the city, hoping that it would rise in his behalf. But the people saw no cause for a revolt. Essex with difficulty made his way back to his house and was forced to surrender. He was brought to trial, and found guilty of high treason. A fortnight later, in spite of the Queen's manifest reluctance, he was hanged.


Professor Tucker and Mr. Tubbs.

I shall not expatiate on the formidable power of Philip as an argument to urge you to the performance of your public duty. That would be too much both of compliment to him and of disparagement to you. I should, indeed, myselt have thought him truly formidable, if he had achieved bis present eminence by means consistent with justice. But he has aggrandized himself, partly through your negligence and improvidence, partly by treacherous means-by taking into pay corrupt partisans at Athens, and by cheating successively Olynthians, Thessalians, and all his other allies. The Macedonians themselves have no sympathy with his personal ambition: they are fatigued with the labour imposed upon them by his endless military movements, and impoverished by the closing of their ports through the war. It is his past good fortune which imparts to all this real weakness a fallacious air of strength.


Professor Tucker and Mr. Tubbs.

Pizarro now saw that it was not politic to protract his stay in his present quarters, where a spirit of disaffection would soon creep into the ranks of his followers, unless their spirits were stimulated by novelty or a life of incessant action. Yet he felt deeply anxious to obtain more particulars, than he had hitherto gathered, of the actual condition of the Peruvian empire, of its strength and resources, of the monarch who ruled over it, and of his present situation. He was also desirous before taking any decisive step for penetrating the country to seek out some commodious place for a settlement which might afford him the means of a regular communication with the colonies, and a place of strength on which he himself might retreat in case of disaster. He decided therefore to leave part Tumbez, and with the remainder to make an incursion into the interior, and reconnoitre the land before deciding on any plan of operations.

of his company at



The Board of Examiners.


1. What is the difference between the high and low

German ? What are low German languages ?

Give a short account of one (other than English). 2. What is the history of each of the following

words ?

Admiral, amuck, baron, boycott, canoe, cere

mony, emu, jubilee, palfrey, preach, sever, syrup. 3. All murder'd: for within the hollow crown

That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp, ,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene,
To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks,
Infusing him with self and vain conceit,
As if this flesh which walls about our life
Were brass impregnable, and humourd thus
Comes at the last and with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king !
Cover your

heads. (1) Explain-mortal, antic, breath, self and vain

conceit. (2) What is the subject to “comes” ? (3) What is the significance of the covering of the head ?

Describe the scene whence the passage is taken.


4. In what senses, not modern, does Shakspeare use

the words-benevolence, conceit, inherit, owe ?

5. To what kings of England does Shakspeare make

any allusion in Richard II.?

Contrast the characters of Richard II. and Bolingbroke.

6. Explain the following passages :-
(1) And with fine fingers cropt full feateously

The tender stalkes on hye. (2) Great Fletcher never treads in buskins here,

Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear. (3) Low sculks the hind beneath the rage of pow'r,

And leaves the wealthy traitor in the Tow'r. (4) Above, below, the rose of snow,

Twin'd with her blushing foe, we spread: The bristled boar, in infant-gore

Wallows beneath the thorny shade. (5) Luke's iron crown and Damien's bed of steel. (6) Our laird gets in his racked rents,

His coals, his kain, an'a' his stents;
He rises when he likes himsel;
His flunkies answer at the bell;
He ca's his coach; he ca's his horse ;
He draws a bonie, silken purse
As lang's my tail, whar thro' the steeks
The yellow-letter'd Geordie keeks.

7. Explain very briefly the allusions in the follow. ing:

The twins of Jove.
Timotheus placed on high.

The bold Bavarian.
The sable warrior.
The Theban eagle.
She-wolf of France.
Ye towers of Julius.
Noble Elgin.

8. Give the meaning and origin of the following

words :

Acrostick, stationers, gnome, quilt, trump, sycophant, nowt, vista, sonsie.

9. What do you think of Addison's prose style and

what of his humour ?

10. How does Addison use the words-genius, quality,

factor, relic, impertinency, a crack, original, speculation ?

11. Explain the following expressions:-Auto da Fé,

Scandalum Magnatum, Rajah, the Escurial, the
Wooden Spoon, Molières doctors.

12. Those to whom allusion is made in the following

passages are mentioned in Macaulay's essay.

Give a short explanation of each passage. (1) Friend to my life, which did not you prolong, The world had wanted many an idle song.

- Pope.

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