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CHARLES H. TAWNEY, ESQ., M.A., C.I.E.
Papers set by J. MANN, ESQ., M.A.
REV. DR. J. MORRISON, M.A., D.D.
(H. M. PERCIVAL, ESQ., M.A.
Examiners- M. GHOSE, Esq.. B.A. (OxON).
(REV. J. EDWARDS, M.A.
The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
Write explanatory notes on the following passages, showing clearly by whom and under what circumstances each of them is spoken:
(a) You, Polydore have proved best woodman, and
Will play the cook and servant; 'tis our match:
But for the end it works to. Come; our stomachs
Will make what's homely savoury: weariness
Can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth
Finds the down pillow hard. Now, peace be here,
(b) O, the charity of a penny cord! it sums up thousands in a trice you have no true debitor and creditor but it; of what's past, is, and to come, the discharge: your neck, sir, is pen, book, and counters; so the acquittance follows.
(c) Sometime she gallops o'er a courtier's nose,
Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck,
(d) Alack, alack, is it not like that I,
So early walking, what, with loathsome smells,
And shrieks like mandrakes' torn out of the earth,
(e) The sea, with such a storm as his bare head
In hell-black night endured, would have buoy'd up,
Yet, poor old heart, he holp the heavens to rain.
The winged vengeance overtake such children.
(f) Sir, you have shown to-day your valiant strain,
(g) Let me have no lying: it becomes noue but tradesman, and they often give us soldiers the lie: but we pay them for it with stamped coin, not stabbing steel; therefore they do not give us the lie.
There's magic in thy majesty, which has
(i) By the foot of Pharaoh, and 'twere my case now, I should send him a chartel presently. The bastinado! a most proper and sufficient dependence, warranted by the great Caranza. Come hither, you shall chartel him; I'll show you a trick or two you shall kill him with at pleasure; the first stoccata, if you will, by this air.
2. It has been remarked that King Lear contains incessant references to the lower animals and man's likeness to them. Show that this remark
3. Compare the character of Goneril with that of the Queen in Cymbeline.
4. I consider Romeo designed to represent the character of an unlucky man-a man who, with the best views and fairest intentions, is perpetually so unfortunate as to fail in every aspiration, and, while exerting himself to the utmost in their behalf, to involve all whom he holds dearest in misery and ruin.
What may be said in favour of this view?
5. 'If Shakespeare had not killed Mercutio, Mercutio would have killed Shakespeare.' Write a short essay on this subject.
6. Hudson remarks of Shakespeare: Niggard of speech, prodigal of thought, he uses the closest compression.' Illustrate this remark from
7. It has been objected that the incident of Hermione's supposed death and concealment for sixteen years shocks our ideas of probability. What defence may be made for Shakespeare? Do you consider it adequate ?
8. Lady Capulet remarks with regard to Benvolio:
'He is a kinsman to the Montague;
How far may this accusation be substantiated ?
Point out some of the most glaring anachronisms in The Winters'
10. Fix approximately the age of Kent.
11. Do you consider that the introduction of the secondary plot in King Lear is a blemish? Give reasous for your opinion. Point out some improbabilities in the secondary plot.
12. Explain the following passages and illustrate them by quotations from Shakespeare :—
(a) To conceal such real ornaments as these, and shadow their glory, as a milliner's wife does her wrought stomacher, with a smoaky lawn, or a black cypress!
(b) Death! I can endure the stocks better.
(c) Only these two have so litte of man in them, they are no part of my care.
13. Describe the expedient by which Captain Bobadil proposed ' to save the one half, nay three parts "of her majesty's" yearly charge in holding war, and against what enemy soever.'
14. Quote some lines in the Prologue to Every Man in his Humour, which seem to contain a satirical allusion to certain incidents in Shakespeare's plays.
15. Discuss the readings in the following passages :
(a) That did but show thee, of a fool, inconstant
And damnable ingrateful.
(b) Ten masts at each make not the altitude
(c) No court, no father; nor no more ado
That Cloten, whose love-suit has been to me
(d) I'll say yon grey is not the morning's eye,
2. (A) Tarn the following passages into modern English, adding 14
brief explanatory notes where necessary :
(a) Was ther no philosophre in al thy toun ?
Is no tyme bet than other in swich cas?
Of viage is ther non eleccioun,
Namely to folk of hey condicioun,
(b) Who lyued euer in swich delyt o day
Or Ire, or talent, or som kin affray ?
(c) Thise cokes, how they stampe, and streyne, and grynde,
To fulfille al thy likerons talent!
(d) For vnto shrewes ioye it is and ese
To haue her felawes in peyne and and disese;
Of that no charge, I wol speke of our werke.
(e) Her chaffar was so thrifty and so newe,
(a) Flemer of feendes out of hym and here.
(e) Wo ocupieth the fyn of our gladnesse.
Write some remarks on Paradise Regained as a didactic epic. 10 Criticize the banquet scene, and the answer to the 'philosophical' temptation. Quote, from the description of Athens, the lines referring to the 'famous orators.'
(a) But what have been thy answers? what but dark,
Which they who asked have seldom understood? ...
(b) Such forces met not, nor so wide a camp,
The city of Gallaphrone, from whence to win
His daughter, sought by many prowess knights,
Therefore one of these
Thou must make sure thy own; the Parthian first
Found able by invasion to annoy
Thy country and captive lead away her kings,
Maugre the Roman.
(d) Thence what the lofty grave tragedians taught
State in your own words, the main thesis of the Essay on Man, and quote the concluding lines of the poem, in which it is summed up. In his choice of his subject Pope was the man of his age: he was no less so in the form.' Discuss this.
each with the argument :—
the following passages, indicating the connexion of
(a) If the great end be human happiness,
Then nature deviates, and can man do less ?...
Reason the byas turns to good from ill,
(d) But fools the good alone unhappy call,
For ills or accidents that chance to all.
And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels,
Than Ceasar with a Senate at his heels.
Write a short notice of Arthur Hallam. Illustrate from In Memoriam Tennyson's power of putting Nature under contribution to help him in delineating moods of feeling.'
What hope is here for modern rhyme
To him, who turns a musing eye
May bind a book, may line a box,
And passing, turn the page that tells
Shall ring with music all the same :