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For Greek Iambics:


He look'd, and saw wide territory spread
Before him; towns and rural works between,
Cities of men, with lofty gates and tow'rs,
Concourse in arms, fierce faces threat'ning war,
Giants of mighty bone, and bold emprise :
Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed,
Single or in array of battle ranged

Both horse and foot; nor idly mustʼring stood.
One way a band select, from forage drives
A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine,
From a fat meadow-ground; or fleecy flock,
Ewes and their bleating lambs over the plain,
Their booty. Scarce with life the shepherds fly,
But call in aid; which makes a bloody fray.
With cruel tournament the squadrons join:
Where cattle pastured late, now scatter'd lies
With carcases and arms th' insanguined field

For Greek Prose:

SOLON. Tyrants will never be persuaded that their alarms and sorrows, their perplexity and melancholy, are the product of tyranny: they will not attribute a tittle of them to their own obstinacy and perverseness, but look for it all in another's. They would move everything and be moved by nothing; and yet lighter things move them than any other particle of mankind.

PISISTRATUS. You are talking, Solon, of mere fools.

SOLON. The worst of fools, Pisistratus, are those who once had wisdom. Not to possess what is good is a misfortume; to throw it away is a folly: but to change what we know hath served us, and would serve us still, for what never has and never can, for what on the contrary hath always been pernicious to the holder, is the action of an incorrigible idiot. Observations on arbitrary power can never be made usefully to its possessors. There is not a foot-page about them at the bath whose converse

on this subject is not more reasonable than mine would be. I could adduce no argument which he would not controvert, by the magical words “practical things” and “present times :" a shrug of the shoulder would overset all that my meditations have taught me in half a century of laborious inquiry and intense thought. “These are theories,” he would tell his master “ fit for Attica before the olive was sown among us. must always have their way. Will their own grey beards never teach them that time changes things ?"

Old men



Translate with brief notes :
1. From Postero die ingentes tumultus ciere....
to .. plebis negavit se Gracchum morari.

2. From Quodsi in iis rebus repetendis....
....communem salutem defendendam vocare,

CICERO, pro Murena, II. 3. From Trans Saionas aliud mare pigrum.... mox ut in picem resinamve lentescit.

Tacitus, Germ. c. 45. 4. From Non in alia re tamen damnosior .... to ...nonnisi ad opus damnari præceperat.

SUETONIUS, Nero, c. 31.



Translate with brief notes :
1. From Intactis opulentior....

to ....Æquali recreat sorte vicarius.
2. From Ollud in heis rebus longe....

et noctes parilis agitare diebus. 3. From Luce minus decima dominam ....

to ....a magnis hunc colit ille deis. 4. From Sæpe ego, quum flavis messorem....

to ...Cyllenius erret in orbes. 5. From Dic igitur, quid causidicis....

to ... partes ex foedere pragmaticorum.

VI. For Latin Elegiacs :

River ! that in silence windest

Through the meadows, bright and free,
Till at length thy rest thou findest

In the bosom of the sea !

Four long years of mingled feeling,

Half in rest and half in strife,
I have seen thy water stealing

Onward, like the stream of life.
Thou hast taught me, silent river !

Many a lesson, deep and long ;
Thou hast been a generous giver,

I can give thee but a song.
Oft in sadness, and in illness,

I have watched thy current glide,
Till the beauty of its stillness

Overflowed me, like a tide.

For Latin Prose :

Our soldiers, under the command of Scipio, have subdued two countries, of a soil more fertile than ours, and become by a series of battles, and by intestine discord, less populous: let them divide and enjoy it. The beaten should always pay the expenses of the war, and the instigators should be deprived of their possessions and their lives. Which, I pray you, is the more reasonable; that the Roman people shall incur debts by having conquered, or that the weight of those debts shall fall totally on the vanquished ? Either the war was unjust against them, or the conditions of peace against us. Our citizens are fined and imprisoned (since their debts begin with fine and end with imprisonment) for having hurt them. What! shall we strike and run away? or shall our soldier, when he hath stripped the armour from his adversary, say, 'No, I will not take this : I will go to Rome, and suit myself with better !


In page 11a, under "Minor Scholarships St. John's College," the paper marked VII was an additional paper. Also in page 23a, under "Minor Scholarships Clare College, May, 1861." Cancel the paper marked II., which was printed by mistake, and substitute the following paper:


I. Translate, and explain allusions in

1. From Vitanda tamen suspicio est avaritiæ.... to ....in præclara illa propylæa conjecerit.

CICERO de Officiis.

2. From Responsum est a concione, mandata....



.......præmia sub dominis, pœnas sine arbitro esse? TACITUS, Annals.

II. Translate into Latin Prose:

But why, the question then arose, must money be only of gold and silver? why not of leather or of brass? Was it for the 'sovereign virtue' of the precious metals? was it for their cleanliness in handling? Plain only it was that when the coin was pure, all men sought for it; when it was corrupt, all men detested it. It might have been thought "that when the king's stamp was on the coin, it should be received of every man as it was proclaimed.' But experience shewed that was not so; and experience shewed further, that good and bad money, though stamped alike, could not exist together: the bad con-. sumed the good. One of the party then observed keenly 'that among merchants when cloth, silk, and other wares are sold, the owners do set on their marks, and upon proof made of the goodness of the wares and the making, with the true weight and measure, it cometh to pass that, after such credit won, there needeth no more but shew the mark and sell with the best; and if the makers of such wares do after make them worse, their trade is lost, inasmuch as if after they would reform the same fault, it will ask time before credit be won again.'



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