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(f) They told me that you were thirsty.
My unhappy sister said to herself that she ought to discover her brother; and would have wished to take with her her mother's blessing. But, as she could not obtain the blessing, she must traverse the world without hope, and the actual sorrow gave such superhuman energy, that from that moment she was prepared for anything.
GRAMMAR. Two hours and a half allowed for this paper. (No abbreviation of less than three letters to be used in parsing
or analysis.) Candidates must not answer more than one question in each of
the Sections IV., V., VI.
COMPOSITION. Write a letter descriptive of—
(1) The early signs of Spring: or (2) Some Museum with which you are acquainted. or (3) Some act of kindness or heroism which you may
have witnessed. or (4) Some of the difficulties of a young teacher's life.
SECTION 1.–Parse fully the words italicised in the following sentences (Syntax is an essential part of parsing)
Yet live there still, who can remember well
SECTION II.-Analyse the following sentences, making a table, showing in separate columns :
(1) The nature of the sentence.
Its enlargement (if any).
Who spills the foremost foeman's life,
kind ? SECTION III.-Select and classify the pronouns, cont junctions, and adverbs in the sentences given above.
SECTION IV.-1. Write out rules for the spelling of those classes of words which include receiving, judgment, changeable, so far as relates to the part of the word printed in larger type.
2. Explain the terms reflexive, indefinite, and show in what sense they are applied to some of the parts of speech.
3. Explain the term subjunctive mood, and give examples of its uses.
SECTION V.–1. Show that the following words may represent two or more parts of speech-next, under, till, by, that, like.
2. Derive the following words—compact, arrange, acquaint, algebra, geography, dissuade, abroad, precede, suspend.
3. Give a noun, an adjective, and a verb formed from each of the following Latin words-disco, sedeo, scribo, terto, duco, dico.
SECTION VI.-1. State whether the concords in the following sentences are incorrect, and give the proper rule of concord in each case :
Neither she nor James were there.
Scott's “Tales of a Grandfather" were written for his grandchildren.
2. Explain the terms metaphor, simile, and give appropriate examples.
3. Give examples of defective English verbs, and show how the deficiencies are supplied.
GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY.
Threc hours allowed for this paper. Candidates must not answer more than one question in any
GEOGRAPHY. SECTION I.--Draw a map of(a) England, south of the Mersey and Humber,
showing the chief river basins; or (6) The Iberian Peninsula ; or (c) North America.
SECTION II.-1. Give the full meaning of the terms tropic, meridian, longitude, solstice, coral reefs, with appropriate diagrams in each case.
2. Name the chief bays, capes, river-mouths, and scaports between the mouths of the Forth and the Thames.
SECTION III.-1. Describe the positions of Iceland, Chios, Heligoland, Minorca, and Cyprus, and name the country to which each belongs.
2. Into which of the British and Irish ports would flax, jute, cotton, wool, hemp, and hides be chiefly imported ? Discuss the convenience of the ports for the districts of manufacture.
3. Enumerate the chief commercial towns of France and the chief rivers of Germany, and give a full description of one of the latter.
SECTION IV.-1. Describe the position and state briefly any remarkable events in history connected with Delhi, Quebec, St. Helena, Plassy, and Mecca.
2. Name the chief articles of commerce supplied to Great Britain by Canada, Jamaica, Ceylon, Newfoundland, and New South Wales.
SECTION V.-1. Enumerate the mountain systems of America, and give a full descriptiop, of one of them.
2. Name the chief native races in the British Colonies and possessions, and describe the habits and character of one of these races.
3. Give a full description of the North Pacific Ocean.
SECTION I.--Arrange in chronological order and give the dates of the following events :—The death of Mary Queen of Scots; the battles of Crecy, Flodden, and the Boyne ; the death of Canute and Henry VII. ; the introduction of Printing; the peace of Amiens and of Ryswick; the abolition of the Slave Trade ; the signing of Magna Charta and of the Solemn League and Covenant.
SECTION II.--1. What do you know of Norman influence in Great Britain before the Norman conquest ?
2. What feudal relations existed between England and Scotland under Edward the Elder ?
Trace these relations in subsequent reigns, and show what use Edward I. made of them.
3. In what reign were English possessions on the Continent most widely extended ? Sketch briefly their gradual loss.
SECTION III.-1. Enumerate briefly the chief historical events connected with the Tower of London or Holyrood House, and give a brief account of one of them.
2. In which of the Tudor and Stuart reigns were England and Spain brought into political connection, and how?
3. Name, with dates, the principal events connected with Naseby, Derby, Plymouth, Worcester, Canterbury, and Stirling.
SECTION IV.-1. Explain briefly the terms Lollards, Roundheads, Regicides, Pilgrim Fathers, the Cabal, and name the reigns to the history of which each belongs.
2. Write a brief account of one of the great statesmen under the Brunswick dynasty.
3. What important consequences followed upon the battles of the Nile and Quebec ? Name some of the chief differences beween the weapons of war employed in these battles and in modern warfare.
Three hours allowed for this paper
Males. Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question in each Section.
The solution must be given at such length as to be intelligible to the Examiner, otherwise the answer will be considered of no value.
SECTION 1.-Show that 4936 cannot be subtracted 243,096,525 times from 1,199,923,134,424.
Write out Square Measure.
(These form one question.) SECTION II.-1. 73 bullocks are bought for £6 108. apiece; they are kept for 7 months at a cost of £25 11s. 6d. per month, and are then sold for £658 7s. 10d.: find the gain on each bullock.
2. There are 100 links in a chain, which is 22 yards long : how many square links will there be in a field, which contains 3 acres ?