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"The examination in English History will be limited, at the candidate's choice, either to the period A.D. 1760-1790 (inclusive), or to the period A.D. 1790 to 1820 (inclusive). The candidate's reading on the period selected should include the study of that part of Bright's History which treats of it."

"At the competitions for the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, to be held in December, 1882, and at the examination to be held in October, 1882, of Lieutenants of Militia who are candidates for commissions in the Regular Army, the examination in English Literature will be limited to the following authors:




And either

(1) Burke

With Macaulay
Or (2) Napier

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Knight's Tale.
Richard II.

Julius Cæsar.


Life of Milton.

Life of Pope.

Thoughts on Present Discontents.

Essays on Boswell's Johnson, and Lord Chatham.
History of the Peninsular War-Books IX. and X.

"The examination in English History will be limited, at the candidate's choice, either to the period A.D. 1760-1790 (inclusive), or to the period A.D. 1790 to 1820 (inclusive). The candidate's reading on the period selected should include the study of that part of Bright's History which treats of it."




(Continued from last number.)

France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

1. Draw an outline map of France, showing the directions of the chief mountains and rivers, and marking the position of ten of the leading


2. Trace the course of the Rhone, Rhine, Elbe, Douro, and Po.

3. Describe Italy (a) physically, (b) politically, and mention especially how the political division of the country has been altered from time to time since 1815 A.D.

4. In a coasting voyage from Havre to Barcelona, what towns, rivermouths, harbours, and other places of interest would be passed? Mention them in their proper order.

5. Give a list of the islands off the coasts of Spain and Italy, mentioning to whom each of them belongs, and describing their several positions.

6. Describe the position and importance of the following:-Lyons, La Hogue, Dresden, Lodi, Magenta, Oporto, Talavera, Corunna, Badajos, Bingen, Cintra, Toulouse, Ferrara, Palermo, Ajaccio, Hamburg.


(Continued from last number.)


1. Required, the simple interest on £541 138. 4d. for 5 3 per cent.


2. What principal will produce £3796 118. 10d. in 3

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3. In what time will £51 78. 6d. amount to £78 16s. 9d. at 4 per cent.? 4. At what rate per cent. will the interest on £567 10s. 6d. become £159 10s. in 2 years?

5. Find the amount on £927 168. 8d. for 7 years at 2 per cent. 6. Find the interest on £1040 68. 8d., at 4 per cent., from January 27th, 1880, to December 18th, 1881.


1. Write a short life of Bacon, and mention any instances where in his Essays he seems to refer to any particular incident in his own career.

2. Quote passages from Bacon illustrating (1) his terseness of expression, (2) his appreciation of natural beauty, (3) his vivid powers of description.

3. What are Bacon's opinions on the subjects of Marriage, Suitors, Great Place, Friendship, Expense? Criticise any of his statements and ideas.

4. Refer to their context and explain :

Peace is not the matter, but following a party.

It is impossible to love and be wise.

If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill.
Plenus rimarum sum.

Serpens nisi serpentem comederit non erit draco.

Dry light is ever the best.

They that deny a God destroy man's nobility.

The cord breaketh at last by the weakest pull.


1. Give a short history of the reign of Richard II. Is the play faithful to the facts of history?

2. To what period of Shakespeare's life can this play be referred, and why?

3. Narrate, as far as possible in Shakespeare's words, the quarrel between Hereford and Mowbray.

4. Who were John of Gaunt, Aumerle, Bagot, Bishop of Carlisle, Duke of York? How are they introduced into the play?

5. Explain:

A dearer merit, not so deep a maim,
Have I deserved at your highness' hands.
The part I had in Woodstock's blood.

Her fruit-trees all unpruned, her hedges ruined,
Her knots disordered, and her wholesome herbs
Swarming with caterpillars.

But my time

Runs posting on in Bolingbroke's proud joy,
While I stand fooling here, his Jack o' the clock.

Rue, e'en for ruth, here shortly shall be seen,

In the remembrance of a weeping queen.

6. What authorities existed in Shakespeare's time from which he could draw this play?

NAPIER'S PENINSULAR WAR (Books vii., viii.).

1. Describe the passage of the Douro. Does Sir A. Wellesley's conduct there justify an accusation of rashness against him?

2. Describe in detail, with plan, Soult's retreat from Oporto.

3. Criticise Wellesley's policy in advancing against Soult while Victor threatened Lisbon from the Tagus.

4. What would have been the true military policy of Joseph during the Talavera campaign? Can Wellesley be justified for adopting the position in which he was found at Talavera?

5. Describe the operations in Catalonia under Suchet.

6. Under what peculiar disadvantage did Wellesley lie throughout the course of his campaign in the Peninsula? Give numerous examples.

7. Where are, and what happened at-Amarante, Ovar, Ponte Nova, Banos, Alcabon, Salinas, Walcheren, Arzobispo, Truxillo, Belchite, Lugo, Oropesa, Almonacid ?

8. Who were, and what do you know of-Albuquerque, Mr. Frere, Loisson, Franceschi, Col. Mayne, Espoz-y-Mina, Romana, Beresford?

9. Describe the "Partidas." Is it true that they were of immense importance in driving the French from the Peninsula?



DISCIPULUS.-The Further Examination for Woolwich follows immediately after the Preliminary Examination.

F. T. B.-The 'Geography Made Easy' will be out in the course of April.




including the Construction of Scales and the Use of simple Mathematical


Wednesday, 29th March, 1882. 10 A.M.-12.30 P.M.

N.B.-The figures should be neatly drawn in clear fine pencil lines, and if time allows, they may be inked in with Indian ink.

The solutions must be strictly geometrical, and particular care should be taken to show all the necessary lines of construction.

1. On a map a line 2.15 inches long represents 17 furlongs. Draw a scale of miles and furlongs for the map and show chains by the diagonal method. Show 5 miles. Figure your scale properly, show all your calculations, and give the representative fraction.

By means of the scale draw a line 2 miles 3 furlongs 4 chains long. (1 mile = 8 furlongs 80 chains = 5280 feet.)

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2. Draw a straight line A B of indefinite length, and describe a circle of 1 inch radius touching it. Describe a second circle of 14 inches radius touching A B and the first circle, and describe a third circle of 1 inches radius touching A B and the second circle.

3. The perimeter of a triangle is 8 inches and its angles are as 2:3:4. Construct the triangle.

4. Construct a scale of feet to correspond with a French scale of 3 mètres to an inch.

Show 50 feet. Figure your scale properly, show all your calculations, and give the representative fraction.

By means of the scale draw a line 33 feet long.

(1 mètre 1.093 yards.)


What scale of yards would be represented by the fraction?

5. Describe two circles of 1 inch and 1 inches radius respectively, and having their centres 3 inches apart. Draw a common tangent touching the two circles on the same side of the line joining their centres.

6. Draw a parallelogram having two of its adjacent sides A B, BC, 4 inches and 2 inches respectively, and the angle ABC 120°; the angle to be found by construction. Take a point D in A B 1 inches from B and divide the parallelogram into five equal parts by lines drawn from the point D.

7. Construct a square of 3 inches side and in it inscribe four equal circles, each touching the centre of a side of the square and two of the other circles.


(Euclid, Book I.)

Wednesday, 29th March, 1882. 1.30 P.M.-3.15 P.M.

[N.B.-You are not expected to answer more than FOUR of the following.]

1. If the two triangles G H K, L M N have the two sides G H, H K of the one equal to the two sides L M, M N of the other, each to each, and have likewise the angles G H K, L M N contained by these sides equal to one another, they shall have their bases G K, LN equal: and the two triangles shall be equal: and their other angles shall be equal, each to each, viz. those to which the equal sides are opposite.

2. If F be a point within the triangle G H K, and FH, FK be joined, prove that the two straight lines FH, FK are less than the two sides GH, G K but contain a greater angle.

3. Prove that the opposite sides and angles of a parallelogram are equal to one another, and that the diameter bisects the parallelogram.

4. Prove that parallelograms upon the same base and between the same parallels are equal to one another."

5. Prove that in any right-angled triangle A B C, the square which is described upon the side AB subtending the right angle C is equal to the squares described upon the sides AC, CB which contain the right angle.


Wednesday, March 29th, 1882. 3.15-5 P.M.

1. (a) Give as full a list as you can of the portions of the British Empire which fall within the tropics.

(b) Trace the line of the equator round the globe from the north of Papua westward to Quito.

(c) Name any important towns on or close to the tropics.

(d) Between what parallels of latitude are the British Isles ?

(e) What is their most westerly point?

2. Give a short account of Lancashire, its towns, population, and chief industries.

3. Describe the position of the following, naming the states to which they belong, and the rivers, if any, on which they stand :-Antwerp, Cincinnati, Buenos Ayres, Calcutta, Fredericton, Khatmandu, Dresden, Nankin, Tours, Allahabad.

4. (a) Mention the chief islands of the Mediterranean, from west to


(b) Give the names of the Ionian Islands.

(c) Give a list of the islands in the Greek Archipelago.

(d) What were the ancient names of Negropont, Candia, Malta, and

Zante ?

5. Describe accurately the position of :-Ararat, Mount Cook, Ben Nevis, Everest, Chimborazo, Mount Elias, Cader Idris, Jungfrau.

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