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NOTE.-The time allowed for each Paper in the following series was three hours. Candidates were restricted to one question in each section.


Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question in any section, except in that headed "Latin." Candidates must not, however, confine themselves to the questions on Latin Grammar; they must answer at least four questions in the other part of the paper.

SECTION I. 1. Parse the words printed in italic in the following passage:

"In speaking of Spenser, Milton did not hesitate to call him a better teacher than Socrates or Aquinas;' a better philosopher, a purer moralist, than either one or other of the leaders of scholastic lore; and we may re-echo his words without offence, when we say that a young student is as likely to gain a vivid conception of duty and virtue from his pages as from those works which deal in a more exact manner with the moral constitution of man's nature."

Preface to Spenser's Faery Queene. 2. In this passage, select the auxiliary verbs which occur, and parse the verbs to which they belong.

3. In this passage write out separately all the nouns which are the subjects of verbs, and all which are not so; and, as regards the latter, state on what other words they depend.

* In some Grammars "subject" is called "nominative case.'


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SECTION II. Analyse one of the two following ser


"I have been for some time unsettled and distracted: my mind is disturbed with a thousand perplexities of doubt and varieties of imagination, which hourly prevail upon me, because I have no opportunities of relaxation or diversion." Johnson's Rasselas.


"He was superior to all those passions and affections which attend vulgar minds; and was guilty of no other ambition than of knowledge and to be reputed a lover of all good men: and that made him too much a contemner of those arts which must be indulged in the transactions of human affairs."

CLARENDON.-Character of Lord Falkland. Write out all the pronouns which occur in the passage, and classify them according to their grammatical distinctions.

SECTION III. 1. Classify adverbs, giving examples of each class.

2. Give examples of English words which are derived from (1) Latin, (2) French, (3) Greek. Whence do we get the words muslin, sofa, tea, cash, sherry, blubber, gurgle, gargle?

SECTION IV. 1. Write down the names of eight poets, five historians, five novelists, and mention in each case their chief works, and the age in which they lived.

2. Give instances of words which have changed their meaning since they were first introduced into the language.

SECTION V. Write out in the order of prose the fol lowing passage:—

"Serene will be our days, and bright,

And happy will our nature be,

When love is an unerring light,

And joy its own security.

And they a blissful course may hold

Ev'n now who, not unwisely bold,

Live in the spirit of this creed;


Yet find that other strength, according to their

WORDSWORTH.- Ode to Duty.

And explain its general meaning.


SECTION VI. Paraphrase this passage:—

"Yet did the King, almost forsaken quite
By all his men, maintain a noble fight,
As if ashamed to outlive the sad

Discomfiture which his own rashness made.
Nor did his faltering hand e'en then forget
To play a soldier's part; appearing yet
Worthy the fear of his assailing foe,

While death attended every furious blow."

Parse the words in italic.



The following questions are for Candidates who have been taught Latin Grammar.

1. Decline, in all cases, singular and plural, the words::

mensa, sanguis, paries, cornu.

2. Give the English equivalents of in, ob, sub, sine, de, ab, trans, præ, post.

Show from the etymology and meaning of the following words, how any of these prepositions enter into them-subjection, oppose, illusion, dejected, sinecure, aversion, transcribe, preposterous, indefensible, independent, transubstantiation, insupportable.

3. Decline, in all cases, singular and plural, ille, ego, atrox, æqualis.

4. Give the indicative perfect tense, the imperative mood, and the subjunctive present tense, of the following verbs :-audire, regere, gaudēre, edere.

5. Write out the passive imperfect indicative, the passive perfect subjunctive, and the passive infinitive of moneo and servio.

6. Turn into Latin, "A young man generally hopes to live a long time."

Turn into English

Multi alios laudant, ut ab illis laudentur.

Negari non potest quin turpius sit fallere quam falli.


You are not to answer more than four questions in Geography and four in History.


SECTION I. 1. Describe the boundaries of the Baltic Sea, the chief towns on its shores, and the chief islands. 2. The counties on the eastern coast of England, the rivers which discharge themselves into the sea on the east coast, the counties from which those rivers come.

3. Draw a small map of the county in which you have lived, and write out an account of its boundaries.

SECTION II. 1. What is the general shape of South America, what is the position of the chief mountain range, and in what direction do its rivers flow?

2. Describe the shape of Italy, the direction of its highlands, and of its chief rivers; its principal towns, and its boundaries both by sea and land.

3. The islands of the Mediterranean; anything you know about them; how they are governed; their chief productions.

SECTION III. 1. Explain all the lines that are seen traced on a map of the world.

2. Give a short description of the solar system, with a figure.

3. How can you explain to a child that the earth is not flat?

SECTION IV. 1. What are our colonial possessions in America ? Give some account of one of them, with a little sketch map.

2. Describe the shape of the Red Sea, its boundaries, and mention any recent facts connected with it that you remember.

3. Where are these places :-Colombo, Toronto, Gozo, Sebastopol, Metz, Cairo, Brisbane, Borneo, Zanzibar, Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, New Westminster, Vera Cruz, Baltimore? Give an account of three of them.

SECTION V. 1. Mention some of the West Indian Islands. To whom do they belong? Give as full an account as you can of any of them.



2. Mention all the islands which are on the coast of Great Britain, with particulars about any one of them. 3. The chief mountain ranges of the world: the direction of the ranges according to the points of the compass; the countries through which they run.


SECTION I. 1. The successive races which have inhabited Great Britain since the Romans.

2. The dates of the great changes in the ruling families in Great Britain.

SECTION II. 1. A short account of the Norman Conquest.

2. The chief possessions of England on the Continent in the time of the Plantagenets.

SECTION III. 1. Relate events which show that in olden time France and Scotland were often united against England.

2. What were the great events connected with the ascendency of the Stuart family?

SECTION 1V. Write a short account of two of the following persons :—

Edward the Confessor, Archbishop Anselm, John of Gaunt, Wiclif, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cardinal Wolsey, Sir William Wallace, John Knox, John Hampden, Charlotte Countess of Derby, Rachel Lady Russell, Admiral Drake, Lord Nelson, Mrs. Fry, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Sir Isaac Newton.

Assign dates to each one, and say for what he or she was remarkable.

SECTION V. 1. What is the meaning of the "National Debt"? Who make laws in our country? Who administer them? What is a "Secretary of State," a "County Court Judge," a "Police Magistrate"?

2. Mention the great sources of England's commercial prosperity.

3. What has been the progress of colonization by English settlers ?

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