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Section II. 'Write in simple prose one of the following passages : (a) I love the season well

When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many folded forms foretell
The coming.on of storms.
The softly warbled song
Comes from the pleasant woods, and coloured wings
Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along
The forest openings.
Or (6) At length the freshening western blast

Aside the shroud of battle cast;
And first the ridge of mingled spears
Above the brightening cloud appears ;
And in the smoke the pennons f.ew,
As in the storm the white sea-mew.
Then marked they, dashing broad and far,
The broken billows of the war,
And plumèd crests of chieftains brave,

Floating like foam upon the wave.
Section III. Analyse the following passage :-

Cæsar, who is commonly esteemed to have been the founder of the Roman Empire, possessed very eminently all the qualities, both native and acquired, that enter into the composition of a hero, but failed of the honour, because he overthrew the laws of his own country, and raised his greatness by the conquest of his fellow-citizens more than of their enemies.

SECTION IV. Write out the plurals of cow, cloth, deer, datum, quarto, factory, species, and the past tenses of the verbs strike, swing, sing, tear, split.

Give words (not more than six) derived from the Latin duco, I lead; fundo, I pour; with their meanings.

Write out the classes of pronouns with two examples of each.

(These form one question.) SECTION V. Give the force of the prefixes in the words printed in italics in the following passages :

Scenes so singularly opposed are peculiar to beds of slate, which are both vast in elevation and easy of destruction. The comparo:tive durableness of the rock

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forbids vegetation, but the exposed summits are not subject to laws of rapid destruction.

The imprudent zeal with which the nobles had supported the royal prerogative in opposition to the Commons in the commotions of the previous year, enabled Charles to depress one of the orders and to destroy the balance to which the Constitution owed its security.

SECTION VI. Write full notes of a lesson on one of the following subjects :

(a) Relative pronouns.
(6) Substantive clauses.

(c) The channels through which Latin words havo been introduced into our language. SECTION VII. Write a letter descriptive of

а (a) The Arctic Expedition of 1876. Or (6) The rescue of the Welsh miners at Pontypridd. Or (c) A pupil teacher's course of studies. Or (d) The natural beauties of your own neighbourhood. Underline

you

know to have come down to us from other sources than Anglo-Saxon.

any words

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 such length as to

be intelligible to the Examiner, otherwise the answer will be considered of no value. SECTION I. Add together nine millions nine hundred and nine thousands and ninety-nine; seven hundred and forty thousands and forty-seven; six millions twenty thousands and two hundreds; eight thousands and eighty-eight; thirteen millions one hundred and thirty thousands and four hundreds. From the sum subtract four millions four hundred and six thousands three hundreds and sixty-seven; and divide the remainder by ninety-four.

SECTION II. Divide £7,483,192 28. 73d. by 803, and prove your sum by multiplication.

Section III. Work out the following bill of parcels :

17 lbs. of candles at 4 d. per lb.
7lbs. of tea at 2s. 3d. per lb.
27 lbs. of rice at 3 d. per lb.
42 lbs. of sugar of 21s. the cwt.
113 lbs. of currants at 2d. per lb.
1 cwt. of soap at 31d. per lb.

220 oranges at 7 d. per dozen. SECTION IV. Find, by Practice, the value of 8 trucks of coal, each weighing 9 tons 12 cwt. 21 lbs., at 14s. 7d.

por ton.

SECTION V. 1. What would be the half-yearly divi. dend from an investment of £3300 in the 37 per cents., made when the stock was standing at 91 ?

2. What sum of money must be invested in the 53 per cent. stock at 83, to enable the possessor to realise ar income of £64 3s. 4d. per calendar month?

SECTION VI. 1. What would be the expense of painting (at 3s. 2d. a yard) the walls of a room 27 feet long, 17 feet broad, and 11] feet high, the dimensions of four windows being 7 feet by 4 feet each ?

2. What length of carpet, i of a yard wide, would be required to cover the above room ? And what would be the cost at 5s. 3d. per yard ?

SECTION VII. 1. Divide £10 10s. between A and B, so that į of A's portion shall equal şof B's.

2. If 3 of a yard of French merino cost £1 14s. 4d., what would } of } of a yard cost ?

SECTION VIII. 1. Prove the rule for the multiplication and division of decimals.

2. Find the value of 7.92 • 3.84 and 1003:53 + 1250 and of 8 x .016 x .0032.

SECTION IX. 1. What is the percentage gained by the newspaper boys who buy the daily papers at 9d. per dozen, and sell them at a ld. each. Explain your answer.

2. Describe ratio, and illustrate your definition by an example.

3. If 25 men could set up a mile of telegraph wire in 24 days of 8 hours' work, what length of wire would 20 set up, working 10 hours a day for 20 days?

nurse.

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

each section, SECTION I. (Household Work.) 1. Describe the duties of an under nurse; and explain clearly the difference in work and in responsibility upon promotion to head

2. State the materials required for cleaning and keeping in thorough order for daily use, the following articles : -mahogany furniture, silver plate, glass, brass and copper vessels, marble mantelpieces. And explain the method in which they should be used.

SECTION II. (Investment.) 1. Describe any safe build. ing or other investments with which you are acquainted. Explain the principles which secure safety; mention the interest given and the price of the original shares.

2. Write out rules, simple and practical, for young persons with regard to investment, and show the benefit of putting by, year by year, some small amount against illness and age.

Section III. (Cooking.). 1. State clearly any inexpensive methods for cooking fish and rice, fish and potatoes, butcher's meat and vegetables of different kinds, eggs and rice. Name the expense of such dishes per head. State the present current price in your neighbourhood of butcher's meat, of bread, of bacon.

2. State different ways in which the following may be prepared so as to be economical and palatable :-sheep's head, breast of mutton, pig's feet; and estimate the cost per head for six persons.

SECTION IV. (Sicleness.) 1. What prudential measures may be adopted with children in case of severe colds, sore throat, eruptive illnesses, whooping cough? What remedy would you apply to a broken chilblain, a severe cut, a bad bruise ?

2. What immediate treatment should be followed under the following circumstances :

(a) A girl faints away in school. (6) A boy shows sudden symptoms of suffering from

a fit.

(c) A child falls into the water, and when taken out is found insensible.

SECTION V. (Clothing and Washing.) 1. Explain the benefit of flannel and other woollen material for clothing: and describe the method by which such material should be washed.

2. State the different materials required for washing, and the use of such materials: would any difference be made in the use of these materials when washing coloured print dresses, knitted worsted stockings, aud flannel shirts P

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