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I. I. Reading aloud.

passage from some English Author.

(The Book selected was Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.)

MONDAY, MAY 24, from 6 to 8.30 P.M.

I. 2. Passage for Dictation.

[The Examiner is requested,

First, to read the following passage to the Candidates in order that they may catch its general purport;

Then, to dictate it very slowly, giving them ample time to write it down, and telling them where the full stops occur;

Lastly, to read it over a third time, that they may have an opportunity of correcting and punctuating what they have written.]

When the genius of a favourite author possesses a powerful charm, or his profound and varied scholarship enforces admiration, an irrepressible desire is frequently cherished for some acquaintance with the circumstances which surround him. Unhappily, while copious biographical accounts of a multitude of uninteresting people have been carefully preserved, with respect to many prominent in literature, nothing has been bequeathed but their own imperishable compositions. It is impossible to discover the peculiar events which developed their talents and energies, or exercised their patience and fortitude.

* The numbers prefixed to the several Papers correspond with the numbers prefixed to the Subjects in the REGULATIONS.


MONDAY, MAY 24, from 6 to 8.30 P. M.

I. 3. Gray's Elegy and Ode.

[N. B. Every Candidate is required to satisfy the Examiners in this Paper. Attention should be paid to Spelling, Handwriting, Punctuation, and Correctness of Expression.


Candidates should pay very strict attention to the Parsing. regards the rest of this paper, they are recommended not to dwell too long over any single question, but (if possible) to answer the whole of the questions.]

1. Parse every word in these three lines:To each his suff'rings: all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan;

Yet ah! why should they know their fate?

2. Punctuate and analyse :

Th' applause of list'ning senates to command
The threats of pain and ruin to despise
To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land
And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes

Their lot forbad nor circumscrib'd alone
Their growing virtues but their crimes confin'd.

3. What do you understand these lines to mean?
(1) Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed,

Less pleasing when possest.

(2) The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn.
(3) Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust?
(4) Lo, in the vale of years beneath

A griesly troop are seen.

(5) Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest.

4. Explain these expressions:

Stubborn glebe, storied urn, o'er the lea, listless length, noiseless tenor, a fearful joy, hoary Thames, madding crowd, the rolling circle's speed, holy Shade, village-Hampden, droning flight, fretted vault, grinning Infamy.

5. Derive:

Isle, buxom, dirge, paradise, sprightly, ambush, melancholy, remorse, bower.

6. Give some account of the following terms :

Syntax, Consonant, Analysis, Mood, Abstract Noun, Participle.

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, from 11 A. M. to 12.30 P. M.

I. 4. A Short English Composition.

[N. B. Every Candidate is required to satisfy the Examiners in this Paper. Attention should be paid to Spelling, Handwriting, Punctuation, and Correctness of Expression.

The Composition is to be written on one only of the following subjects, and should not be less than two nor exceed four pages in length.]

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[N. B. Every Candidate is required to satisfy the Examiners in the first part of this Paper. Attention should be paid to Spelling and Handwriting.

No credit will be given for any answer, the full working of which is not shewn.]

1. Write nine hundred and nine millions, ninety nine thousand in figures, and 1010010001 in words.

2. A tank contains 11987 gallons of water. How many casks holding 29 gallons each can be filled from it, and how many gallons will be left in it when they are full?

3. Multiply 2377. 48. 9d. by 111; and divide 75 miles 1 fur. 39 poles 3 yards by 75.

4. Reduce 13 tons 6 cwt. 3 qrs. 24 lbs. 10 oz. 7 dr. to drachms.

5. Add together 1, 6, and

of 6; and express 3 quarts I pint as the fraction of 3 bushels 1 peck.

6. Divide 0003 by .000005; multiply 016 by 3; and find the value of 00025 of 100l.

7. If 54 horses cost 3600l. how much will 42 cost?

8. If a field containing 5 acres I rood produce 28 quarters of wheat, what is the area of a field which produces 100 quarters?

[N.B. The following questions are intended for those Candidates only who offer Mathematics as a subject, and are not to be attempted by any until they have done all they can do of the first part of this Paper.]

9. How many bricks, each 9 in. by 4 in. by 3 in., are there in a stack 36 ft. long, 9 ft. wide, and 12 ft. high?

10. Two elephants and four horses can do a piece of work in 7 hours, and a single elephant can do it all in 20 hours. How long will a single horse take in doing it?

11. Divide the number 702 into three parts proportional to 2, 3 and 4.

Also divide the same number into three parts proportional to, and 1.

12. Find in what time the simple interest on 375., at 4 per cent. per annum, will amount to 917. 58.

MONDAY, MAY 24, from 2 to 4 P. M.

II. 1. Questions on Holy Scripture.

[N.B. This paper is intended both for those who are to be examined in the Rudiments of Faith and Religion, and for those who offer Holy Scripture only. You are required to answer questions both on the Old and on the New Testament.

A second paper will be given to you at 4 o'clock.]

2 Samuel, and the Gospel according to St. Mark.

1. Give a short life of Joab.

2. Give St. Mark's account of our Lord's appearances after His Resurrection.

3. Explain the following passages, and tell the circumstances in which they were spoken:

(1) They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in
their death they were not divided.

(2) Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
(3) Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his

(4) I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the
hand of the Lord.

(5) Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

4. Describe the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida. 5. What mention is made in 2 Samuel of-Rabbah, Abel, Bethlehem, Hebron, Mahanaim? Where were they situated?

6. On what occasions were the following words used, and how are they explained by St. Mark :-Golgotha, Boanerges, Eloi, Corban, Legion, Ephphatha?

7. Describe (1) the rise of Absalom's rebellion, and (2) the bringing of the ark to Jerusalem.

8. Explain the following, with reference to the context in which they occur :—

(1) The dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

(2) He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the

(3) If Satan rise up against himself he cannot stand.
(4) Laying aside the commandment of God ye hold the
tradition of men.

(5) Truly this man was the Son of God.

9. What do you know of Abishai, Ziba, Ahimaaz, Hanun, Araunah, and Hushai?

10. Describe shortly our Lord's prophecies about the destruction of Jerusalem and the future of the Christian Church.

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