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31, 62

335

Cologne Cathedral

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Afghan War, The

321, 354
Answers to Correspondents 62, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 288, 320, 352, 380
Answers to Examination Questions 27, 56, 93, 120, 153, 187, 217, 250, 285,

311, 346, 375
Answers to Queries

126, 158, 221, 287, 319, 349, 377
Answers to Scholarship Questions

16, 49, 79, 106, 142, 176, 203
Bacon's Essays

:41, 74, 101, 135, 167, 198, 230, 266, 292, 327, 359
Brian Boroihme .

347
British Navy

349
Certificate Examinations for 1880
Chateau Gaillard
Chaucer's Student

68
Churi

334

262, 326
Crusades, The

335
Danegelt

334
Decimals, Proof of Rules

49
Deductions 56, 120, 124, i26, 153, 154, 155, 188, 217, 250, 285, 314, 346
Descent of Queen Victoria .
Duchies Palatine

357
Edinburgh and Liverpool

263
Edison, Thomas A.

98, 161
England, Most Northern County of

263
English Imports and Exports

262
Ericsson, John

67
Essay on the Five Senses

313

188
a Parliamentary Election
Poetry
the Writings of Milton

270
February, Sundays in
Fief

334
Franz-Joseph-Land

324
French

15, 47, 98, 105, 174, 203, 235, 298, 331, 363
Friends

256
Greece, Boundary of .

289
Hints on Answering Questions in Examination Papers

27
“Il Penseroso"

IOI, 134, 166
Intercommunications : : 62, 95, 125, 158, 220, 255, 286, 318, 348, 377

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“L’Allegro”

38, 71, 100, 135
Latin.

:46, 77, 104, 140, 173, 202, 234, 297, 330, 362
Letter to a Friend

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Literary Gems

45, 285, 299
Lycidas

197, 229, 265, 291, 326
Model Answers to First Year Certificate Questions 205, 236, 270, 300, 333,

364
New Zealand, Population of
North-East Passage

129
Norway, Maid of

337
Notes of Lesson on Auxiliary Verbs

58
a Balloon

190
Cleanliness

122
Latitude and Longitude

252
a Map

237
Months of the Year

56
Steam

30
Old and New Worlds.

54
Paraphrasing, Notes on

, 75
Specimens of

25, 139, 171, 202, 233, 296,"360
Parsing and Analysis 40, 72, 102, 136, 168, 199, 230, 233, 267, 293, 328,

361
Piers Ploughman's Vision

55
Post Office.

326
Poyning's Law

29
Prime Ministers of England

164
Prince of Orange
Printing Press
Pupil Teachers’ Examination Papers 19, 85, 111, 144, 178, 208, 241, 277,

302, 338, 366
Queen Anne's Bounty

312
Queen's Scholarship Examination, 1879

259
Richard II.

5, 36, 69, 99, 133, 165, 196, 228, 264, 290, 326, 359
Shakespeare

2, 34
Society Islands, Tahiti

325
Stadtholder of Holland

336
Sweden, Population of

263
Teacher's Library 32, 63, 95, 126, 159, 191, 223, 256, 288, 320, 380
Thane
To our Readers.

I, 353
Treaty of Berlin

193, 225
Vega, The .

165
Viking Ship, The

257
Villein

334
Witan

334
Zulu War

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334

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