A guide for candidates for the excise

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1871 - 59 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 14 - But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions or elegant enjoyments ; the greater part of our time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small...
Σελίδα 15 - ... nations is neither rich nor gay: they whose aggregate constitutes the people, are found in the streets and the villages, in the shops and farms; and from them, collectively considered, must the measure of general prosperity be taken. As they approach to delicacy, a nation is refined ; as their conveniences are multiplied, a nation, at least a commercial- nation, must be denominated wealthy.
Σελίδα 18 - There may indeed be times of pressing danger, when the conservation of all demands the sacrifice of the legal rights of a few; there may be circumstances that not only justify, but compel, the temporary abandonment of constitutional forms. It has been usual for all governments, during an actual rebellion, to proclaim martial law, or the suspension of civil jurisdiction.
Σελίδα 11 - Present : —The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. WHEREAS there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 1st of February 1860, in the words following, viz.
Σελίδα 43 - BO called, we must observe in the first place, that various other faults of style may, in different cases, contribute to produce it. It may arise either from undue diffuseness, or excessive brevity. It may be occasioned by extreme complexity in the construction of a sentence, or by simple impurity of diction. It is very often the result of an improper collocation of words or clauses. Poverty of Vocabulary, in a word, is one of the most common, as it is one of the most serious defects exhibited by...
Σελίδα 6 - Candidates who have served as pupil teachers or schoolmasters in schools under inspection by the Committee of Council on Education, England, or by the Commissioners of National Education, Ireland, will be reported specially to those department...
Σελίδα 25 - ... to send up the working as well as the answers, and to send up your work on complete sheets of paper, not on scraps, which are apt to be lost. " NB — You are particularly recommended to answer the questions in the order in which they are set ; not omitting any one unless you are unable to do it.
Σελίδα 6 - REVENUE. 1. Candidates will be required to satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners that they are natural-born subjects of Her Majesty ; between the ages of 19 and 22 on the day of the examination ; that they are unmarried, and without family, and of good health and character. 2. Candidates who have served as...
Σελίδα 41 - ... two essentials of perspicuity, namely — propriety, and precision of language. It is possible to write an impure or un-idiomatic style, to be somewhat too concise, or somewhat too diffuse ; to be extremely complex in construction, or extremely ornate, or bombastic in diction ; and yet to make one's meaning perfectly clear. But you cannot do this without propriety and precision in the use of language, without using such words as express your meaning fully and completely, but express nothing more....
Σελίδα 18 - But it is of high importance to watch with extreme jealousy the disposition, towards which most governments are prone, to introduce too soon, to extend too far, to retain too long, so perilous a remedy. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the court of the constable and marshal, whose jurisdiction was considered as of a military nature, and whose proceedings were not according to the course of the common law, sometimes tried offenders by what was called martial law, but only, I believe, either...

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