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They are the laborious thoughts of the greatest men, 1 put into such easy letters that they can be written i by the simplest.

GRAMMAR. Two HOURS AND A Half allowed for this paper. Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question

in any Section. (No abbreviation of less than three letters to be used in parsing or

analysis.) Section I. Parse the words in italics in the following passages :

The monarch saw, and shook,

And bade no more rejoice;
All bloodless waxed his look,

And tremulous his voice :
Let the men of lore appear,

The wisest of the earth,
And expound the words of fear

That mar our royal mirth. Envy is of all crimes the basest: for malice and anger are appeased with benefits, but envy is exasperated, as envying to fortunate persons both their power and their wish to do good.

Write the first passage in simple prose.
Section II. Analyse the following passages :-

Yet time may diminish the pain :

The flower and the shrub and the tree,
Which I reared for her pleasure in vain,

In time may have comfort for me. After men have travelled through a few stages in vicc, shame forsakes them and turns back to wait upon thu few virtues they have still remaining.

SECTION III. Give the author, and name of poen from which taken, of some (not more than six) of tho following lines :

A primrose by a river's brim.
Some village Hampden that with dauntless brcast.
We watched her breathing through the night.
O Solitude ! where are the charıns.

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The world was all before them where to choose.

He prayeth best, who loveth best all things both great and small.

Our glorious Semper Eadem, the banner of our pride.
The quality of mercy is not strained.
O woman! in our hours of ease.
Higher still and higher from the earth thou springest.
There are seven pillars of Gothic mould.
Now's the day and now's the hour.
SECTION IV. Classify in parallel columns :-

1. The following nouns as common, proper, collective, abstract, or in any other way :—Mob, sheep, man, William, maid-servant, army, Russia, aunt, scissors, parent, authoress, pride, vixen, dream, flock, dragon.

Or 2. The following pronouns as personal, relative, interrogative, possessive, or in any other way :-Mine, this, each, who, that, what, any, she, all, we, himself, whatever.

Or 3. The following verbs as transitive or intransitive, regular or irregular, weak or strong, or in any other way :-Fetch, can, love, regard, speak, come, bring, go, sing, become, hang, do, will, carry.

SECTION V. 1. Write down the comparative and superlative degrees of old, bad, much, late, fat, wilful, amiable, clumsy, decent. Name some comparatives and superla. tives that have no positive.

Or 2. The past tenses and passive participles of the verbs begin, sting, bear, speak, tread, drive, swear, smite. Name also some defective verbs.

Or 3. The meaning of the Latin prepositions ante, præe, and sub, used in composition as prefixes, with examples of each meaning.

SECTION VI. Write full notes of a lesson on one of the following subjects :-(a) Abstract nouns; (b) Prepositions of place; (c) Analysis of sentences containing adjective clauses.

SECTION VII. Write a letter descriptive of—(a) Some manufacturing process; (b) The locality of your town or village; c) The story of Graco Darling; (d) The Prince of Wales's visit to India.

Underline in the letter any words you know to be of Latin origin.

FEMALE CANDIDATES.

ARITHMETIC. THREE Hours allowed for this paper. Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question

in each section. The solution must in every instance be given at full length. A

correct answer, if unaccompanied by the solution, or if not obtained by an intelligible method, will be considered of no value. Section I. 1. Add together eight hundred and four thousands nine hundred and fifty-nine; one hundred and eighty-six thousands four hundred and two; seven hundred thousands and seventy-seven; nine millions four hundred and fifty thousands and sixty-eight; twenty millions forty-seven thousands three hundred; from the sum subtract six hundred and seventy thousands and seventy-six; and divide the remainder by eighty-seven.

SECTION II. 1. Divide 14261760 by 4608, by long division and by factors.

2. Multiply 98765 by 840; and prove the truth of the result by division.

SECTION III. 1. A chest of tea, weighing 91 lbs., was divided between A, B, and C, A receiving 40 lbs., B 30 lbs., and C the remainder. The price of tea was 2s. per lb., and the carriage of the chest was 5s. 81d. How much ought each to pay for his share ?

2. In 1 ton 7 cwt. 14 lbs. 3 oz. 1 dram, how many drams?

SECTION IV. 1. Find the value of 15495 francs in English money, at the rate of 25 francs for £1.

2. Find the value of 7 lbs. 4 oz. 8 dwts. 20 grs. of silver at 78. 6d. per ounce.

SECTION V. 1. Interest is paid half-yearly on a loai of £500 at the rate of 4) per cent. per annum.

Income tax, at the rate of 3d. in the £1, is deducted from each payment. What is the amount of the half-yearly pay. ment?

2. A person speculated with £1000 and gained 10 per cent. ; speculated again with the amount, and lost 10 per cent.; again speculated, and gained 10 per cent.; and again, and lost 10 per cent. How much was he then worth P

Section VI. 1. The single fare for a given distance is 78. 1d., the return fare is 98. 11d. Express in its simplest form the ratio between the single and return fares.

2. The diameters of two circular pieces of silver are as 2 to 3, and their thickness as 9 to 10. Assuming the areas of circles to be as the squares of their diameters, find the value of the larger piece, if the smaller be worth one shilling

3. If 10.2 metres of ribbon cost 8.5 francs, how many metres may be bought for 21:15 francs ?

SECTION VII. 1. Add together 27.316, 11.877058, 17.27i, and 43-53.

2. Multiply 81.25 by 21.76, divide the result by 2:125, and give the reason for the decimal place in each result.

SECTION VIII. 1. Simplify 7 X 81 X 2}=114

2. Multiply £17 14s. 61d. by 1} of it, and divide the result by 19 of 53.

SECTION IX. 1. Divide 1684030 by 29, and explain each step of the process.

2. A woman bought sugar, tea, and coffee. She paid 28. for the sugar and tea together; 1s. 9d. for the sugar and coffee together; and 2s. 3d. for the tea and coffee together. What was the cost of each?

3. Write out notes of a lesson on simple interest, giving an example, worked out, in illustration.

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DOMESTIC ECONOMY. Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question in

each section. SECTION I. (Household Work.) 1. What are the special qualifications and duties of a house and parlour maid ? Describe the general requisites for good waiting at table.

2. Write down rules of practical advice to a young girl entering on her duties as nursemaid.

Section II. (Investment.) 1. Name any safe investments for a school teacher; state clearly the benefit of such investment and the percentage thus obtained, and give your reason for thinking these investments safe.

2. The salary of a young schoolmistress at the present date is greater than the expenditure naturally demanded of her: on what principle, and to what extent may she fairly be expected to lay by for her support in later life?

SECTION III. (Cooking.) 1. Describe various methods by which eggs may be used in cooking, and explain their value and nourishment as food.

2. Show clearly the difference between roasting, boil. ing, broiling, frying, and baking meat; explain which plan is the most economical, and which renders the food most easy of digestion.

SECTION IV. (Sickness.) 1. Describe the qualifications and duties of a sick nurse; and write down in. structions to be observed in a sick room with regard to (a) noise, (b) hours of food, (c) cleanliness, (d) light, (e) temperature of room.

2. Describe the common symptoms in any or all of the following diseases : --whooping cough, measles, roserash, ring.worm, chicken-pox: and give recipes for making arrow-root, barley-water, lemonade, beef tea, barley gruel.

SECTION V. (Clothing and Washing.) 1. Give recipes for the following:

To remove fruit stains, ink, and iron-mould from linen.

To wash flannel so that it may retain its colour and not shrink.

To clean woollen cloth.

2. “Calico, flannel, cotton print, and coburgs, aro the principal materials of dress which are useful for cottage wear, and there is a material called derry, which is cheap and strong, and therefore suitable for working dresses.”

Describe these different materials, and show their suitableness for the objects stated, and give the width and the price per yard of each.

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