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“ Read not to contradict and confute.”

To keep the plough in the hands of the owners, and not mere hirelings.

“No man can, by care taking, add a cubit to his stature.”

" and tell the Dauphin, His jest will savour but of shallow wit.”

2. Make a full analysis of each of the following

passages :

“ The French may lay twenty French crowns to one, they will beat us.”

“And to crown the business, it perhaps proves at last a story the company has heard fifty times before; or, at best, some insipid adventure of the relater."

“There are some faults in conversation, which none are so subject to as the men of wit, nor ever so much as when they are with each other.”

3. Write a short note on the philology of each of

the following words :

fragrant. quotation. puissant.
tawny. walnut.

apricot. curtle-axe. cordial.
fraught. proof.


4. Write out ten lines from Tennyson's Ulysses com

mencing “The lights begin to twinkle."

5. (a) How does Dr. Johnson account for the omis

sion from his dictionary of many terms of art and manufacture ?

(6) Give the principal parts of the following

Sowe, wit, dare, draw, lie, stride. (c) Give English equivalents for the following

words derived from Latin :-precede, conceal, predict, provide, assimilate, retain, virile, transient.

6. (a) Write a short note on

“O, you tamely died ! You should have clung to Fulvia's waist, and


The dagger thro’ her side." (6) Give the context of the four lines com

mencing “A little learning." (c) Explain

“ Zoilus again would start up from the dead.” (d) “I was cut off from hope in that sad place,

Which yet to name my spirit loathes and

fears." Who is speaking, and what is the place? 7. (a) How does Swift define pedantry ? (6) What authors who lived in the time of

Elizabeth are named by Johnson as using
nearly all words necessary for treating in
English of :-Theology: Natural knowledge:
Policy, war, and navigation: Poetry and

fiction. The affairs of common life.
(c) "I am not yet so lost in lexicography as to

forget—" Give the substance of the follow

ing five lines.
(d) “When our thoughts were with Rosalind in

Arden, or with Viola at the court of Illyria.”
Explain the allusions.

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8. (a) Explain the following passages : (i.) “Let senses rule; the word is, Pitch and

Pay; Trust none." (ii.) “ 'Tis a hooded valour; and when it ap

pears it will bate." (ii.) “But that the scambling and unquiet time

Did push it out of further question.” (iv.) “And on his more advice, we pardon him.” (v.) “To purge this field of such a hilding foe.(vi.) “That caves and womby vaultages of France

Shall chide your trespass, and return your


In second accent of his ordnance.” (6) What views are expressed by King Henry V.

as to the transfer of responsibility for his acts

from the soldier to the king who employs him ? (c) Write a note on King Henry's order for the

massacre of the prisoners. (d) How does Henry V. refer to his father's usur

pation and the murder of Richard ?

9. (a) By whom and on what occasion was the boast

made, that he could make a small town a great

city ?

(6) “If a new sect have not two properties, fear it not, for it will not spread.” What does Bacon

state these two properties to be? (c) What does Bacon think of mining as a pursuit for

young communities? (d) How does Bacon recommend that the original

inhabitants of plantations should be treated ?

10. (a) Who were Machiavel, Friar Clement, Ravaillac?

(6) KING HENRY—“It may be, his enemy is a gentleman of great sort, quite from the answer of his degree.'

Give briefly the circumstances which intro

duce and immediately follow this speech. 11. (a) Give examples of Norman words introduced

into English and relating to

war, church, law, chace. (6) Define mood, and give illustrative sentences

as examples. (c) According to Dr. Johnson, from which of the

English dialects has Modern English sprung?

12. Write briefly the argument of Bacon's Essay on

Custom and Education.

13. Write an Essay on-Anger.


The Board of Examinere.

1. Explain the causes which in England led (a) to

the introduction and development and (b) to the

decay of the system of villenage. 2. Explain the causes which in England led to the

abolition of the system of feudal tenures. 3. Explain the causes which in England led to the

Great Rebellion.

4. Explain the causes which in England led to the


5. Who was the so-called " English Justinian”?

Discuss his claims to the title.

6. Enumerate the principal trade wars in which

during the past three centuries England has been engaged, giving in each case the date, the name of the opposing power, and the general result.

7. Give an account of the foreign relations of Eng

land under the Commonwealth.

8. Trace the influence exercised upon English history

by Louis the Fourteenth.

9. What rights in addition to his ordinary political

franchise belonged to the civis optimo jure ? What was meant by Latinitas ?

10. Which do you consider the most critical epoch of

Roman history, and for what reasons ?

11. Give an estimate of the causes which in Greece

produced so high an order of intellectual preeminence.

12. Trace the rise of the naval

power of Athens.

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