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VIII, (a.) “Our greeting paid, we'll feast on our return,

And all shall hear what each may wish to learn." What is the intended meaning ? What the expressed ? (6.)

.....when Adam, first of men, To first of women, Eve, thus moving speech,

Turned him all ear to hear new utterance flow." What is the subject to “turned." Annotate the passage. (c.) When Satan still in gaze, as first he stood,

Scarce thus at length failed speech recovered sad.Write three short sentences, each of which shall convey the meaning of this passage. Parse the italicised words.

(d.) Give the meanings and derivations of

firman, ascetic, cornice, upbraid, kiosk, delirium,

divulge, tier.

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MONDAY, 16TH DEC., 2. to 5 P.M.


SUBJECTS.-Addison's Essays on Paradise Lost, 267-321–Addison's Essays on Pleasures of Imagination-Sir Walter Scott's Talisman.

I. (1.) What are the necessary qualifications of the Fable of an Epic Poem ?

(2.) Compare the manner in which these qualifications are exhibited by

(a). Homer in the Iliad,
(b). Virgil in the Æneid,

(c). Milton in Paradise Lost. II. (1.) By what three methods (according to Aristotle) may the language of an Epic Poem be rendered sublime ?

Give quotations to show how Milton has availed himself of these methods.

(2.) What are the most prominent faults of Milton's language ? III. “If Milton's majesty forsakes him anywhere, it is in those parts of his Poem where the Divine Persons are introduced as speak. ers.” How does Addison account for this ?

IV. Explain and illustrate Addison's meaning in the following passages : --

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(1.) Speaking of Adam and Eve, he says, “their thoughts are always Paradisiacal."

(2.) He commends Paradise Lost" insomuch that there is scarce a third part of it which comes from the Poet." (3.) With reference to Homer, Virgil, and Milton, he says,

“ their Similes are so many short Episodes, and "their Metaphors are many Similes."

V. Compare the Pleasures of the Imagination with those of (1) sense and of (2) the understanding. VI. Distinguish between the terms “ Necessary cause,"

and " Final cause." What does Addison mean by " Secondary pleasures''? Give instances; and state what may be considered as the final cause of such pleasures.

VII. Criticise the language of the following passages :

(1.) “But we have the power of retaining, altering and compound. ing those images, which we have once received, into all the varieties of picture and vision that are most agreeable to the imagination."

(2.) The last are more preferable because they are not founded on some new knowledge or improvement in the mind of man.

(3.) "If the products of nature rise in value accordi as they more or less resemble those of Art, we may be sure that artificial works receive a greater advantage from their resemblance of such as are natural."

VIII. Write, in the first person singular, the story of Edith Plantagenet, so far as it is contained in the Talisman.

N. B.-The answer to this question must not occupy more than two pages of manuscript.

IX. Explain fully the meaning of the following :

(1.) “It were time to renounce our burgonets if the highest honour of Christianity were conferred on an unchristened Turk of tenpence."

(2.) I have in truth raised the devil with a vengeance."

(3.) “Who can refuse forgiveness to Richard, provided Richard can obtain pardon of the king ?

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(4.) " A king's son, though with the bar sinister on his shield, is at least a match for this marmozet of a Marquis.”

(5.) “ Thou canst well of wood-craft."
(6.) "I like these rattling, rolling Alexandrines.”
(7.) “Be not so broad, I pray thee.”
(8.) “ There is gramarye in this.”

X. Re-write the following in short sentences, altering the text as little as possible :


(1.) Enough, that such affection did subsist between parties who had never spoken to one another, though, on the side of Edith, it was checked by a deep sense of the difficulties and dangers which must necessarily attend the further progress of their attachment, and upon that of the knight by a thousand doubts and fears, lest he had orer-estimated the slight tokens of the lady's notice, varied, as they necessarily were, by long intervals of apparent coldness, during whiclı either the fear of exciting the observation of others, and thus draw. ing dauger upon her lover, or that of sinking in his esteem by seeming too willing to be won, made her behave with indifference, and as if unobservant of his preseuce.”


(2.) “ The former route of the Queen's pilgrimage to Engaddi had been on the other side of the chain of mountains, so that the ladies were strangers to the scenery of the desert ; and though Berengaria knew her husband's disposition too well not to endeavour to seem interested in what he was pleased either to say or to sing, she could not help indulging some female fears when she found herself in the howling wilderness with so small an escort, which seemed almost like a moving speck on the bosom of the plain, and knew, at the same time, they were not so distant from the camp of Saladin but what they might be in a moment surprised and swept off by an over-power. ing host of his fiery-footed cavalry, should the Pagan be faithless enough to embrace an opportunity thus tempting."

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XI. Give the meaning of the following words :-Elritch, -Mangonel, -Popinjay, -Lelies,-Santon of the desert,- Partisans, Dromoud,—Tabard, – Marabout, — Cangiar, -Pavesse, -Camiscia, Doits.-Ghittern,-Oriflamme, -Tyke.

TUESDAY, 17TH DEC., 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.


1. Render into good idiomatic prose the following passages :

Pressed by the load of life, the weary mind

the general toil of human kind;
With cool submission joins the lab’ring train,
And social sorrow loses half its pain;
Our anxious bard, without complaint, may share
This bustling season's epidemic care,
Like Cæsar's pilot, dignified by fate,
Tost one comraon storm with all the great ;
Distrest alike the Statesman and the wit
When one a borough courts, and one the pit,
The busy candidates for power and fame
Have hopes, and fears, and wishes just the same;
Disabled both to combat or to fly,
Must hear all taunts, and hear without reply.
Uncheck'd on both loud rabbles vent their rage
As mongrels bay the lion in a cage.

(Prologue to the Good-natured man by Dr. Johnson.) II. Rewrite in modern English the following paasage

Or what delite can there be and not rather dyspleasure in hearynge the barkynge and howlynge of dogges ? or what greater pleasure is there to be felte, when a dogge followeth a hare than when a dogge followeth a dogge ? for one thinge is done in both, that is to say runnynge if thou hast pleasure therein. But if the hope of slaughter and the expectation of tearynge in pieces the beaste doth please thee : thou shouldest rather be moved with pitie to see a selve innocente hare murdered of a dogge: the weaker of the stronger, the fearefull of the fearce, the innocente of the cruell and unmercyfull.

(Sir Thomas More's Utopia.) III. Explain the use of the italicised words in the following sentences.

(a.) So much the better.
(6.) Full many a flower.

(c.) He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.

(a.) He stands six foot high and weighs thirteen stone.

(e.) In three days (serve the breeze) tbe sun shall shine on our return.

(f.) O dear me. IV. Examine etymologically the following words :

witticism-hero-worship-gypsy – soldier-guy-thraldom ---swine-riches. V. What is the force of the termination.

ry-in rookery-cavalry
en--in children-chicken-wooden-darken

er-in traveller- elder-pester VI. What collective nouns are used to denote a number of sheep -cattle-birds-bees—fishes-people.

Give examples of three nouns used to denote duality.

VII. What is the feminine gender of uncle-earl-buck-foxstag-stallion ?

What is the masculine gender of spinster-nun--duck-goose cow-hen ?

Give three examples of feminines formed from the masculine by a change of termination.

VIII. What is the general rule in the English language as to the accent on a word ? Show how a difference of accent marks a differ. ence of meaning in the words compact-minute-conjure-attribute.

Why is the accent on the last syllable in the words privateerreferee-pursuit.

IX. What are the chief imperfections of the English Alphabet ? State the main argument in favor of and against the phonetic system of spelling.

X. Explain in your own language the meaning of the following phrases :

(a.) A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
(6.) Out of the frying pan into the fire.
(c.) There is a skeleton in every house.
(d.) Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.

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