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past participle, and point out the consequent difference as to the agreement of the past participle with the subject of the sentence.

5. Translate into French :

He wrote to his wife: “My misfortunes are less intolerable than the misery of my children, and I will write to the king on their beball.” He knew that he had served the king with the greatest zeal, and that if he had failed in anything it was only because his strength did not reach so far.

GRAMMAR.

Two hours and a half allowed for this paper. (No abbreviation of less than three letters to be used in parsing

or analysis.) All candidates must do the composition, parsing, and analysis, and must not answer more than five other questions.

COMPOSITION. Write a letter on one of the following subjects :(1) Gardening (2) A storm at sea. (3) A day's angling. (4) Some public park.

GRAMMAR. 1. Parse fully the words italicized in the following sentences (Syntax is an essential part of parsing):

"For who would bear
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we bave

Than fly to others that we know not of ?” 2. Analyse the sentence in Question 1, making a tablc, so as to show in separate columns :

(1) The nature of the sentence.

(2) (If dependent) its relation to the principal sen. tence.

(3) Subject.
(4) Its enlargements (if any).
(5) Predicate.
(6) Its extensions (if any).
(7) Object.
(8) Its enlargements (if any).

3. Select and classify the pronouns, conjunctions, and prepositions in the same sentence.

4. Explain the terms cardinal, ordinal, and indefinite numerals, and give examples of each.

5. Give the past tenses of the verbs crow, hew, sing, win, help, bid, chide, write, dig, lie, get, shear, and any obsolete forms of those tenses.

6. Classify the English conjunctions, and show that they are frequently derived from verbs.

7. Explain the force of the following affixes :--dom, as in martyrdom ; -some, as in handsome ; less, as in speechless ; -ible, as in inflexible ; and give other examples of each affix.

8. Define a preposition, and show by examples that prepositions do not always precede the noun they govern.

9. Give examples of noun, adjective, and adverbial clauses, employed as subordinate sentences.

10. Name the sources of our language from which the following words are derived :-hat, shoe, vest, glove, sock, bonnet, ribbon, tunic, and shirt.

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GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY.

Three hours allowed for this paper. All Candidates must draw a map and answer Question 8. They may answer four other questions in each subject.

GEOGRAPHY. 1. Draw a map (showing physical features only) of— (a) Ireland, or (6) North America, or (c) Hindostan.

2. Explain the terms cardinal points, horizon, meri. dian plateau; give the difference in time, and the distance, between two places situated on the equator in longitude 40° east, and longitude 40° west respectively, and state the latitudes of London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Liverpool.

3. Name four counties in England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively which are rich in minerals; and give a full account of one of the border counties of England or Scotland.

4. Describe a coasting voyage from Southampton by way of Lisbon to Constantinople, taking in cargo at six of the principal ports on the northern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

5. Enumerate the chief productions of Trinidad, Victoria, and Ceylon, and give the dates at which these possessions were severally annexed to the dominions of England.

6. Describe the positions of Cyprus, St. Helena, Bor. neo, Barbadoes, and Vancouver's Island; and give a full description of one of these islands.

7. Name the mountains in which the Rhine, Volga, Mississippi, Amazon, Indus, Lena, and Niger rise, the seas into which they flow, and a few of the principal cities on the banks of the four first-named rivers.

HISTORY. 8. Arrange in chronological order and give the dates of the following events:

The accession of George III., of Edward I., and of James I. ; the battles of Culloden, La Hogue, and the Standard; the passing of the Act of Uniformity, the Septennial Act, and the Habeas Corpus Act; the deaths of Nelson, Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, and Pitt.

9. Give a brief account of the conquest of Britain by the Romans; and name any distinguished Romans who died in this country.

10. Enumerate, with dates, the chief events of the reign of Henry III., and give a brief sketch of that monarch's character as illustrated by the events of his reign.

11. Write a short life of one of the kings who reigned in Scotland during the 16th century, and explain the claim of the House of Stuart to the throne of Scot. land.

12. Name the principal English Statesmen in the

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reigns of Henry VIII. and Elizabeth, and write a brief life of one of them.

13. Enumerate the chief events of the years 1688–89, and state briefly the principal constitutional changes which resulted in England.

14. Give some account of the causes of the War of American Independence, and mention in order the chief incidents of that war.

15. Name sovereigns of France and Spain who were contemporary with Elizabeth, Charles II., and George III., and give a brief account of the foreign policy of Charles II.

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MALE CANDIDATES.

ARITHMETIC.
Three hours allowed for this paper.
Candidates may answer all the questions.

The solution must be given at such length as to be intelligible to the examiner, otherwise the answer will be considered of no value.

1. Add together the products of each pair of the numbers 150, 225, 375, and find the difference between this sum and the product of all three numbers.

2. Divide 16 acres 3 roods 2 poles among four brothers, giving the eldest brother half as much again as each of the others, and find the value of the eldest brother's share at a guinea for each pole.

3. Find, by practice, the value of 17 lbs. 11 ozs. 16 dwts. 9 grs. of gold at £3 12s. 8d. per oz.

}4. Find the difference between of 198. 10d., and

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of 13 d., and reduce the difference to the fraction

of 48. 5 d.
5. Express as decim ıl of a pound 3 of 51 of 3s. Id.,
and find the value of that decimal of a yard.
6. Write out clearly and concisely the rules for-

(a) finding the G. C. M. of two numbers ;
(6) finding mentally the product of 1616 by 625;
(c) subtraction of vulgar fractions.

7. If the larger wheel of a bicycle whose circumference is 8 yards, 0 feet, 5} inches, make 200 more revolutions than that of another bicycle in travelling 5 miles, find the circumference of the latter wheel.

8. 320 men begin a piece of work; it is completed in 6 days of 10 hours each, but on each day only half of those employed on the previous day are at work; in what time would 105 men working 6 hours a day have completed it ?

9. Find the present value of £1363 due five years hence at 3; per cent. per annum simple interest.

10. A sum of £8505 invested in the Three per Cents. produces an income of £252; what is the price of the stock?

11. Extract the square root of •892143 of 12square feet.

12. 800 yards of cloth are bought at 10s. 6d. per yard; half is sold for 10s. per yard, a fifth for 118. ; at what price must the remainder be sold to obtain a gain of 51 per cent. on the whole ?

EUCLID, ALGEBRA, AND MENSURATION.

Three hours allowed for this paper Candidates who attempt either of the questions in Mensuration must omit questions 11 and 12. (Marks are given for portions of questions.)

EUCLID. In the Euclid questions all generally understood abbreviations for words inay be used, but no symbols of operations (such as -, +, x) are admissible.

N.B.--Capital letters, not numbers, must be used in the diagrams.

1. If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to cach, and have like. wise their bases equal; the angle which is contained by the two sides of the one shall be equal to the angle contained by the two sides, equal to them, of the other.

On the base of an isosceles triangle an equilateral triangle is described : show that the line joining tho vertices of the two triangles bisects their common base at right angles.

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