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English Grammar, Analysis, and

Composition.

Senior.

The questions on Composition for Women (Preliminary) also. 11!. 1. What three things are necessary in order to form a perfect rhyme ? 2. Prosodise the following:

“ With fingers weary and worn,

With eyelids heavy and red,
A woman sat, in unwomanly rags,
Plying her needle and thread.

Stitch, stitch, stitch,
In poverty, hunger, and dirt,
And still with a voice of dolorous pitch,

the Song of the Shirt."" 3. Analyse the passage from King Lear (page 9) from "Fairest Cordelia," to "a better where to find."

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4. What is Composition ? Does it of necessity imply vast and extensive knowledge? Given a subject on which to write, how would you begin to set about it?

5. What style of writing do you prefer? Do you admire any special authors because of their particular style ? Illustrate your answer by extracts from their works.

6. " And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses." --(2 Kings xix, 35.)

Do you consider the above faulty ? How would you render the passage more correct? 7. Write a short composition on one of the following subjects :

The Advantages of Light Literature.
A Vacation Abroad.
Day-school versus Boarding-school.

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English.

Junior.
(a) SHAKESPEARE's King Lear; (b) PHYSICAL, POLITICAL, AND

COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY ; (c) OUTLINES OF ENGLISH
HISTORY, WITH SPECIAL QUESTIONS ON THE REIGN OF
QUEEN ANNE.

(a)
1. In classifying Shakespeare's plays roughly, under the
following heads :-

(i.) History (legendary). (ii.) History (authentic).

(iii.) Fiction. where would you place King Lear, and why?

2. From what sources is Shakespeare supposed to have drawn his materials for this play? Is King Lear a mere reprint of an earlier work, or may Shakespeare lay claim to originality, and if 80, to what extent ?

3. Explain the following sentences, noting any grammatical, or other peculiarity :

(i.) I thought the king had more affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall. (ii.) Why have my sisters husbands, if they say

They love you all ? ? (iii.) See better, Lear, and let me still remain

The true blank of thine eye. (iv.) Pray you, let's hit together. (v.) He hath been out nine years, and away he shall again. (vi.) Not all the dukes of waterish Burgundy

Can buy this unprized precious maid of me.

(6) 4. Geography may be thus divided :-(i.) Physical, (ii.) Political, (iii.) Commercial. Why so ? Explain briefly, what you understand each division to embrace.

5. What do you consider to be the physical features of England and Wales ? Draw a map (from memory) marking those features as well as the mountain and hill ranges.

6. Mention the chief islands in the Atlantic Ocean, distinguishing those which belong to the British Empire.

7. Lakes are generally distinguished into four kinds, according to the manner in which they receive and discharge their waters. Name each kind, and explain why it is so called.

8. In what kind of articles is England chiefly deficient ? Of what do her exports almost entirely consist ?

9. Which are the principal commercial ports of England ?

(c) 10. Write a brief account of the establishment of the English in Britain up to the time of Augustine's arrival, and describe (by an outline map) the limits of the Saxon, Anglian, Jutish, and British kingdoms at that date.

11, Give, with dates, an account of the three Danish invasions.

12. Give a short account of Archbishop Theodore, Alfred, Dunstan, and Godwin.

13. Mention the chief provisions of the Act of Union between England and Scotland. What causes brought it about ?

14. What were the causes of the war declared May 4th, 1702 ? By what great political blunder had Louis XIV. caused the English nation to agree to the war?

15. Explain why it was that Louis XIV.'s position in this war was stronger than it had been in the preceding one.

16. It has been said that Marlborough, carrying out William III.'s European policy, encountered exactly the same difficulties, and was reduced to exactly the same straits. State what those difficulties were, and explain how they arose.

English History and English Literature.

Senior.
FROM THE REVOLUTION OF 1688 TO THE DEATH OF QUEEN

ANNE, AND THE OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH
LITERATURE DURING THE SAME PERIOD, TOGETHER WITH
THE GENERAL OUTLINES OF ENGLISH HISTORY.

1. Give some account of the circumstances which led to the accession of William III.

2. What stipulation was made in the Declaration of Rights (1689) which concerned (i.) the Church, (ii.) the Army?

3. What had been the penalties of Nonconformity until the Toleration Act (1690)? Which of them did it remove ?

What persons were excluded from the benefit of it ?

4. Give a sketch of the affairs of Ireland from 1688-1691, with a description of the social condition of the people.

5. How was William III. related to the royal line of England ?
6. What were the causes of the foreign wars in this reign ?
7. Compare the Petition of Right with the Bill of Rights.

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8. Into what periods would you divide the History of England before the Conquest ? Give your reasons.

9. What were the effects of the Danish invasions on the English ?

10. How did the Peace of Wedmore tend to the consolidation of England into a kingdom ?

11. On what occasions had England and Normandy been brought into connection, prior to the invasion of William the Conqueror ?

12. Write a short account of Dunstan, Earl Godwin, and Harold II.

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13. What great influence affected English literature during this period ? In what manner, and to what extent?

14. How did Locke regard education ? With what object did he write his Three Letters concerning Toleration ?

15. Was Dryden ever Poet Laureate ? What were originally the duties of a Poet Laureate, and when, and upon whom was this title first conferred ?

Modern History.

Women (Pass). (a) GENERAL OUTLINES OF ENGLISH HISTORY FROM THE ACCES

SION OF HENRY II. TO THE REVOLUTION OF 1688; (6) THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR; (c) THE REIGN OF Louis XIV.; (d) THE ACCESSION OF CHARLES I. TO THE REVOLUTION OF 1688.

(a) Candidates must satisfy the Examiners in a, and show an accurate knowledge

of b, c, or d. 1. Divide Henry II.'s reign into periods, giving the characteristics of each. Mention in each period the principal actions and events, with their effects, and results. Dates to be given in all

cases.

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2. What was the extent of the dominions of Henry II., and how were they acquired by him ? Describe, by map or otherwise, their relative position and extent.

3. Give the principal sources of revenue in the time of Henry II., noting the additions made by him.

4. Give the causes, and discuss the results of the loss of Normandy.

(6) 5. Give an outline of the contest concluded by the Convention of Passau. State and comment upon the terms of the Peace of Augsburg

6. Describe and discuss the political institutions of Germany at the commencement of the period.

7. Give the causes, immediate and remote, of the Thirty Years' War.

(c) 8. A brief account of the condition of the different European countries on the accession of Louis XIV., discussing the effects on France.

9. An outline of the French action in the Thirty Years' War from 1643–1648. Describe and give the results of the battle of Rocroi.

10. Give an account of the political attitude and career of Mazarin.

(d) 11. What were the relations between king and people on the accession of Charles I. ?

12. State and criticise Buckingham's policy.

13. Trace the causes of the drawing up of the Petition of Right.

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