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6. Deal fully with the history of I.-E. s, ns, è in Greek
7. Shew the difficulties in the way of discovering the
original shape and meaning of stem-forming suffixes.
8. Decline *ekuā and *bhrūs, adding the corresponding
Greek and Latin declension, and comment on any variations.
9. Shew how the moods were formed in I.-E., and
state what traces of the optative are to be found in Latin.
1. Make a table of the Teutonic languages.
2. Explain and illustrate the difference between a
synthetical and an analytical language. 3. Trace the origin of the following words :
Alchemy, alligator, bantam, battledore, cipher,
folio, orange, précis, tea, volcano. 4. What special qualities do you note in Landor's 5. What do you know about Godiva, Roger Ascham,
Filippo Lippi ?
-6. Explain and comment on(a) Achilles. Wife of Menelaus ! My mother is
reported to have left about me only one place
vulnerable: I have at last found where it is. (6) I, sitting in idleness on a cliff of Rhodes, eyed
the sun as he swang his golden censer athwart the heavens, or his image as it overstrode the
(C) The star of Berenice shone above him!
And now a loud deep sob Swell’d thro' the darken'd chamber; 'twas not
7. Comment freely on the following :
“ England is the home of As You Like It, with all its visions of the Forest of Arden and heavenly Rosalind.”
8. Explain the following-
Helen's cheek, but not her heart,
Sad Lucretia’s modesty.
9. Comment fully on the following stanza :
He feels from Juda's land
The rays of Bethlehem blind his dusky eyn;
Not Typhon huge ending in snaky twine:
10. Write a full note on each of the following words :
Buxom, diapason, equipage, phylacteries, sock, virtuous.
11. Give the substance of
(a) Arbuthnot's comments on the Partition Treaty. (6) Macaulay's account of Peterborough's nature.
12. Explain the meaning of the following:
Diplomatist, Jacobite, Kit Cat Club, Wooden Spoon.
1. Write an Essay on “The Essay in English
2. Write a full note on each of the following
but shall not die.
3. Explain fully what is meant by “Paracelsus
4. Why did Browning introduce the character of
Lady Carlisle ?
5. (a) Quote from Paracelsus the lines about the bird,
the two points in the adventure of the diver,
and about “ Michal's face." (6) Explain—
Well, well; 'tis not my world!
6. Write a short life of William Hazlitt.
7. Briefly describe the prose style of Milton, of
Addison, and of Lamb.
8. Comment on the following words : — Apologue,
chimera, collyrium, euphuistic, kennel, runes, sensibility, succedaneum, spunging house, usquebaugh.
9. Write an explanatory note on six of the following
passages, and name the author of each of the
(a) It was excellently said of Plutarch, poetry was
a speaking picture, and picture a mute poesy. (6) Shipwrights and boatmakers will choose those
crooked pieces of timber which other carpenters
refuse. (c) If heraldry were guided by reason, a plough
in a field arable would be the most noble and
ancient arms. (d) Consider whereabouts thou art in Cebes' table
or that old philosophical pinax of the life of
(e) Human life is at the greatest and best but like
a froward child. (f) He looked extremely thin in a dearth of news,
and never enjoyed himself in a westerly wind. (9) Secretly kissing his hand to some great fish
his Dagon. (h) Under this eminent man, whom in Greek I
cognominated Cyclops diphrelates.
Master Stephen, able to enjoy much of what