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V. Describe the rise and course of the following rivers :-Yantse. Kiang, St. Lawrence, Irrawadi, Colorado. Mention any distinguish. ing features of the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Nile.

PART II. [N. B.--- In your answers to this part of the paper, you are requested to preserve the marks serving to distinguish the parts of some of the questions; thus (1), (a) (A.)]

VI. (1.) Name the chief isthmuses of Europe. (2.) State what portions of land each connects, and (3) what portions of water each separates.

VII. (1) Coblentz, (2) Limerick, (3) Turin, (+) Nantes, (5) Hamburg, (6) Cawnpore, (7) Toledo, (8) Kherson :

State, in a tabular forni, (a) in what country each of the abovenamed towns is, (b) on what river each is, (c) into what sea each river runs, (d) the language of the inhabitants of each town, and (e) the title of the chief ruler of the country in which cach is.

VIII. Suppose the Suez Canal and the Straits of Babelmandeb so closed up that the Red Sea would be turned into a lake having no water communication either with the Mediterranean or the Arabian Sea; what great physical change would the lake so formed rapidly undergo, and why? IX. What and where is each of the following ?

(1) Chilka, (2) Dehra Dhoon, (3) Juggut Point, (4) Ramree, (5) Nynee Tal, (6) the Punjnud, (7) Paumben, (8) Sikkim, (9) Dodabetta, (10) Point de Galle.

Also, what and where are (11) the Khoondas, (12) the Sonthals ?

X. Write out the following paragraphs, filling in the names, and particulars omitted in each. (A.) The Godavery rises near the town of

on the -slope of the

and flowing in a generally -direction through

-to Sironcha, and then -between that territory and the

-Provinces, separates into two wide and several smaller branches nearand, after a course of- ----miles, falls into the


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(B.) England gets (1) timber from

-, (2) hides from (3) tobacco from

(4) wines from (5) sugar from

(6) coffee from (7) tea from

(8) indigo from (9) linen from (10) silk from

(11) wool from

and (12) cotton from N.B.-Two or more names should be inserted in each of the blank spaces, if necessary, in answering this question.

XI. Draw a map to illustrate the following :

Not many years ago Marseilles was beyond all comparison the most flourishing port on the Mediterranean. Barcelona, Genoa, and Trieste, shut out from internal commerce by mountain barriers, served their own busy neighbourhoods or shipped the goods that were painfully dragged over awkward passes and ugly gradients. The traffic of bustling Leghorn, too, was mainly local. Naples was as indolent as her own lazzaroni, for Campania was never commercial, Palermo dealt languidly in wine and oranges. Brindisi was scarcely known save to some coasting Austrian steamer. Venice stagnated in her lagoons, as she had done for centuries. As for Constantinople, Smyrna, Alexandria, they throve and prospered in their semi-barbar. ous fashion, but Marseilles had no rival, and dreaded none. Through her flowed the rich French trade with the Peninsula and the Mediterranean generally, with Egypt, and the great military colony of Algiers.


MONDAY, 16th Dec., 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.


SUBJECTS—The Corsair ; Paradise Lost, Books IV and V. [N. B.—The answers to II, III, IV, V, and VI, should not exceed one foolscap page each of ordinary writing. ]

1. Put the following passage into plain English, being careful to make the meaning quite distinct.

" Can this be he ? triumphant late she saw,

When his red band's wild gesture waved, a law !
'Tis he indeed-disarmed but undeprest,
His sole regret the life he still possest;
His wounds too slight, though taken with that will,
Which would have kissed the band that then could kill.
Oh were there none, of all the many given,
To send his soul-he scarcely asked to heaven ?
Must he alone of all retain his breath,
Who more than all had striven and struck for death?

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Still in bis stern and self collected mien
A conqueror's more than captive's air is seen,
Though faint with wasting toil and stiffening wound,

But few that saw so calmly gazed around.” Vide the second line. What is the subject to "waved ?" Parse "law" as it stands, and as it would be were there no comma after " waved.”

II. Give a short account of Byron's life.

III. Give in the form of a description by Conrad to Medora (supposing him to have found her alive on his return) the events of the second Cauto.

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IV. (a.) It has been remarked that Milton and a certain other great poet differ in their descriptions of supernatural beings in that these are dim and vague wbile those are exact and material. To which class do Milton's angels, good and bad, belong ? Support your opinion by reference to the text book.

(b.) What is the notion of the Universe set forth in Paradise Loet, and what the meaning of “world” in the following passage, (addressed to the Sun ?)

“Oh Thou ! that with surpassing glory crowned,
Lookest from thy sole dominion like the God,
Of this new world."

V. Milton was, you are aware, a highly educated man. Mention any striking instance in the text book in which he was indebted to reading for a beautiful idea, and on the other hand point out any anomaly in the description of Adam and Eve which one less learned would probably not have committed.

VI. What were Milton's reasons for not writing in rhyme ? State briefly the advantages and disadvantages of rhyme in poetry.

VII. (a.) Give, clearly and briefly, the sense of the following passages :

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.at whose sight all the stars
Hide their diminished heads."
A chance but chance may lead where I may meet
Some wandering spirit."
" Grooms besmeared with gold."
" The latter quick upflew, and kicked the beam."

....... She that day had passed
In watching all that hope proclaimed a mast."
“The many still must labour for the one."
“To flesh their growing valour on the Greek.”

* Anchoring, round she swings."

(6.) What do you know about Pan, Teneriffe, the Phønix, Galileo, Cleopatra, Pandora, the Morea --- ?

(Not more than six lines of ordinary writing to each.)

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