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4. Sketch the plot of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" or the "Winter's


5. Which are the best of Johnson's "Lives of the Poets?"

the character and the value of his principles of criticism?

What is

6. What are the principal contributions of Scotch writers to literature? 7. Whom do you consider as the best of English prose writers, and what are the characteristics of his style?

8. Compare the "Rambler" with the "Spectator." Give the substance of any paper in the "Rambler."

9. Who are the authors of the following works? State brieffy their subjects:-"Utopia," "Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs,” "Drapier's Letters," ," "Essay on Man."

10. Where do the following passages occur? What lines immediately precede or follow?

(a) One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
(b) England, with all thy faults I love thee still.
(c) Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee,
At all his jokes, for many a joke had he.
(d) And airy tongues that syllable men's names.
(e) Vain wisdom all and false philosophy.
(f) Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.
(g) Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
None but the brave deserve the fair.


Specimen Paper.

(Time, 3 hours.)

1. Mention the best writers of English history before the end of the 17th century.

2. Give a short account of the life and writings of Hume, and compare his historical works with those of any other historian.

3. Sketch the plot of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" or "Hamlet."

4. Whom do you regard as the greatest of English humourists? State the grounds of your selection.

5. Sketch briefly the substance of any one of Bacon's essays.

6. Compare and contrast the poetry of Scott with that of Tennyson. 7. Give some account of the authors, or supposed authors, and objects of the following works::-"Absolom and Achitophel," "Icon Basilike," the "Battle of the Books," the "Letters of Junius," "Hudibras," "Lycidas,' ""Leviathan," 39.66 Utopia."

8. Give some account of any two English writers who wrote before the language had assumed its present form.

9. Contrast, in its general character, English literature from Dryden to Cowper, with the literature of the Elizabethan age.

10. Where do the following passages occur, and in what connexion?
(a) The path of glory leads but to the grave.
(b) A little more than kin and less than kind.
(c) And fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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1. What checks on the royal authority existed at the accession of Henry VII., and how far were they effective?

2. Give the best account you can of the Petition of Right, and the Act of Union between England and Scotland, the Act of Settlement. 3. What is the Mutiny Bill, and what characteristics distinguish it from other Bills?

4. In what reign and under what circumstances did the principal struggle take place in the English Parliament on the question whether public functionaries should have seats in the House of Commons?

5. In what particular do the rules of evidence observed in cases of high treason differ from those ordinarily observed in criminal procedure? 6. What were the illegal methods resorted to by Charles I. to raise money? 7. What were the questions of Parliamentary Privilege involved in the cases of (1) John Wilkes, (2) Sir F. Burdett, respectively? Give some account of the proceedings in each case.

8. What were the Statute Fines, the Peerage Bill, the Grenville Act? 9. What were the charges brought against Sir T. More, Lord Clarendon, Sir J. Fenwick, Doctor Sacheverell ?

10. By what class of persons was the electoral franchise in ancient boroughs originally possessed?

International Law.

Specimen Paper.

(Time, 3 hours.)

1. How is the title created to property seized at sea as hostile or contraband?

2. How is a title by first discovery to a new country completed, and how may it be forfeited?

3. Under what circumstances was the convention of Closter-Seven concluded, and why was it repudiated ?

4. What is the rule of International Law as to the liability to confiscation in war of obligations contracted on the public faith of the state? When may the rule be considered to have been settled? 5. When a state is conquered and afterward recovers its independence, in what position are purchasers who have bought parts of the public domain during the foreign occupation ?

6. What are droits of Admiralty?

7. What is meant by saying that judgments of a court of prize are in Rem?

8. What laws govern the form of the will made by a person domiciled abroad who possesses personalty at home?

9. In what respects was it attempted by the American government, after the recognition of its independence by Great Britain, to vary the law of nations by treaties with European powers?

10. What were the alleged breaches of the Treaty of Amiens which caused it to be set aside?

11. In what cases does the proximity of neutral territory or water have the effect of invalidating a capture made on the high sea?

Law of Evidence.

Specimen Paper.

(Time, 3 hours.)

1. What is meant by the expression "res gesta" in relation to evidence? 2. Explain the rule as to discrediting your own witness.

3. State generally the nature of the questions which may be asked in reexamination.

4. In what degree is the liberty allowed to " expert " witnesses greater than that allowed to ordinary witnesses?

5. State the alterations which have been effected by statute in the competence of parties to give evidence, and explain how the change affects the proceedings of Committees of the House of Commons. 6. What peculiarities apply to the proof of pedigree?

7. How is the judgment of a Court of Record proved, and how that of a Court not of Record?

8. Distinguish between legal presumptions and presumptions of fact, and between disputable and conclusive presumptions. Give examples

of each.

9. Enumerate some of the subjects of which judicial notice can be taken. 10. How is a will proved?

11. What is the Roll of Parliament, in what custody is it kept, and on what conditions may it be inspected?


Specimen Paper.

(Time, 3 hours.)

1 Enumerate the various defences that can be set up to an action on simple contract classing separately those by which the obligation is denied to have arisen, and those by which the obligation is alleged to have been extinguished. Give a specific illustration in any kind of contract you please.

2. Under what head of evidence do you class estoppels? What is meant by the rules

Estoppels must be certain to every intent:

Estoppels must be reciprocal:

and how are such rules reasonable?

State the chief conclusive presumptions laid down by the law with respect to infants.

3. Mention disputable presumptions of law attaching to partnership, to the ostensible relation of marriage,

to the proved relation of marriage,

to contracts under seal,

to bills of exchange.

4. Examine the conditions under which evidence is allowed to be given of a declaration, that has been made in the course of business by a person who is not put into the witness box.

A in the course of his office or business has made a written entry of a fact on the information of B, in whose particular department it lay to ascertain the existence of such fact. Would such an entry be available towards the judicial discovery of the truth of the fact (as a declaration made in the course of business, or otherwise) — during the joint lives of A and B ? during A's life if he survives B? during B's life if he survives A? after the death of both?

Give the reasons for your answers.

5. A business entry is made by a principal in the business. Explain under what circumstances the sanction which makes the entry of a subordinate admissible as evidence applies to the entry of the principal. 6. Evidence is given of an act done by A (party to the suit) or by B (A's agent in the transaction out of which the suit has arisen) bearing on the mean issue, but equivocally, until explained. Show by positive and negative instances the limits within which evidence of statements made by A, or by B, will be admissible to fix the intention with which such act was done.

7. State what the party who calls upon a Court of Error to grant a new trial, on the ground of the wrongful admission, or wrongful rejection, of evidence by the Court below, must be prepared to show.

Criminal Law.


Specimen Paper.

(Time, 3 hours.)

1. What do you understand by a "criminal act? 99 And what tests are applicable for determining whether an act is criminal or not?


2. What is felony?" And what is "misdemeanour?" Distinguish

between them.

3. Specify some ordinary offences (1) against the person, and (2) against property.

4. How is a person who has committed a criminal act usually brought to justice?

5. State shortly in what cases the Coroner has jurisdiction, and the nature of proceedings before him.

6. Which of the three superior Courts of Common Law has jurisdiction in criminal cases?

7. What is the ordinary course of criminal procedure before a Justice of the Peace?

8. Suppose that a criminal, against whom a Justice for county A has issued his warrant, passes into county B before the warrant has been executed; what course is to be adopted?

9. What are the functions of a Grand Jury?

10. What is an indictment? Write down the form of an indictment for murder and for manslaughter.


Specimen Paper. (Time, 3 hours.)

1. Define the offence of larceny.

2. Is there, at common law, any period of limitation in criminal procedure?

3. Suppose that A assaults B on the King's highway, no police constable being within sight; in what manner may B proceed criminally against A ?

4. How may the attendance of witnesses be compelled before a Justice of the Peace?

5. In what cases is it discretionary with a justice of the Peace to take bail? Should he improperly decline to do so, what course is open to the accused?

6. What is a Habeas Corpus ad subjiciendum?

7. Suppose that a prisoner, when put to the bar and arraigned, refuses to plead, what course is to be adopted?

8. What is a jury de medietate? and when may it be demanded?
9. Specify various plans whieh may be available on a criminal case ?

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