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in the discourse which followed. Explain the discrepancy between vv. 15 and 66 of chap. vi., rendering v. 60 in other words. The Revised Version is preferable chap. v. v. 17. Comment on, angel went down and troubled the water ; “They filled twelve baskets with the fragments ; ” “ The last day. ”

(6) To what afflictions does St. Paul allade 1 Thess. chap. iii. vo. 3, 4? What consequences had he feared from them, and how had his anxiety been allayed ? How does he discriminate between Christian mourning for departed friends and that practised by the heathen? What fear for the dead does he set at rest by revelation from the Lord ?

III.

(a) We see that men may lose their limbs, organs of sense, etc., yet remain the same living agents ; also that the bodies of living animals are in a constant state of change owing to the ceaseless friction which they undergo. What argument does Butler draw from these natural experiences? What difficulties and dangers greatly increase our chances of failure regarding both eternal and worldly interests in youth and mature age respectively? Why does the fact of our worldly success depending on our own behaviour point to a similar presumption as to our eternal interest ?

(6) In what does man resemble his Maker ? Give Hooker's definition of choice; also his distinction between will and appetite, with the limits of their respective workings. Why is the acquisition of knowledge so little sought after generally ? To what does he compare goodness ? by what two ways may it be discerned ? why is he obliged to make use of the worse? Must that which men have at all times been taught necessarily be true? How only can a commonly received error be overthrown? Hooker's First Summary occurs chap. vii., paragraph (4).

(c) Paley endeavours to prove that the Epistle to the Galatians and the history of the Acts were written without intercommunication. He does this by a comparison of the passages in each which describe the same transaction, or by the omission of sonie event in one which is mentioned in the other. Give some of the examples chosen, and notice that this is an illustration of the first part of his argument. How does he show that it was to the preaching Christianity as distinct from Judaism that St. Paul attributed the persecutions he had to sustain ?

English History.

Junior.

(a) FROM

ACCESSION OF WILLIAM III. TO ACCESSION OF GEORGE III. (6) GENERAL OUTLINES OF ENGLISH HISTORY.

(a) 1. Upon what conditions did William of Orange accept the English throne ? Show (by table) his connection with the House of Stuart.

2. Who were the Non-jurors ? How do you account for the fact that six of the bishops who resisted James became Nonjurors ?

3. Senior Paper, No. 3.

4. (i) Write a brief life of William III. up to 1689. (ii) Who were William's chief advisers ?

(6) 5. What several conquests had been made of England up to 1066 ?

6. Explain the following words, giving derivation if possible:(i) Bretwalda, (ii) Eorlderman, (iii) England, (iv) Welsh, (v) Northumbria, (vi) Witan.

7. Senior Paper, No. 8.

8. Describe briefly (stating cause and result) the battles of Stamford Bridge and Senlac.

Geography

Junior,

GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS DEPENDENCIES, AND EUROPE. 1. What advantages has Europe (i) in the shape and extent of its coastline, (ii) in its climate? Contrast it with Africa in these respects.

2. Describe generally the land surface of Europe. What is noticeable about the mountain ranges in Europe ?

3. Enumerate the chief islands and give their position.

4. What good grounds have we for supposing that England originally formed part of the Continent ?

5. What do you know about–(i) the extent, (ii) the coastline, (3) the European possessions of Great Britain ?

English History.

Senior.

(a) FROM ACCESSION OF WILLIAM III. TO ACCESSION OF GEORGE III. (6) GENERAL OUTLINES OF ENGLISH HISTORY.

1. What are the chief results which have made the English Revolution such an important event ?

2. Junior, No. 2.

3. What do you know of—(i) The Bill of Rights, (ii) Battle of Killiecrankie, (iii) Siege of Londonderry ? Answer this fully.

4. Junior, No. 4.

5. Describe briefly the social condition of England at the time of the English Revolution.

(6) 6. Contrast the Roman and Saxon conquests of England as to nature and results.

7. Junior, No. 6.

8. What do you know of the origin of the Normans as a distinct people ? Show by table William I.'s descent from Rollo, and his connection with the Saxon line of kings.

9. Junior, No. 8.

Geography

Senior.

GREAT BRITAIN AND HER DEPENDENCIES, AND EUROPE. 1. Junior, No. 1. 2. Junior, No. 2.

3. Name the countries occupied by the Basque, Hellenic, Latin, Scandinavian, Sclavonic, and Teutonic Races.

4. Junior, No. 4. 5. Junior, No. 5.

6. What European powers have successfully occupied the most prominent position in Europe from the breaking up of the Great Roman Empire down to 1815 ?

English History.

Higher Local.

SPECIAL.-THE REIGN OF RICHARD II.

1. Give an account of the Peasant Revolt. Analyse carefully its causes and its results.

2. Who were the “lords appellant” ? compare their method of proceeding against their enemies with “ impeachment.”

3. What were the principal grievances during the reign of Richard II. ?

4. Give an account of the deposition of Richard II. Compare it with that of Edward II.

GENERAL

5. What was the constitutional result of the accession of the Lancastrian dynasty ?

6. Why did Henry V. make war on France ?

7. Give an account of his French campaign. Describe carefully the battle of Agincourt.

8. Account for the decline of the English power in France.

9. Write a short essay on the Wars of the Roses. Give a list of the principal battles during those wars. Show clearly where they took place. Who were the combatants ? Which side was victorious ?

10. What sort of a king was Edward IV. What do you think of his policy?

11. What were Benevolences ? Mention any other kind of illegal taxation with which you are acquainted. Say to what period it belongs.

PERIOD TO BE PREPARED FOR FEBRUARY. THE TUDOR PERIOD.

English Literature.

Junior.

As You LIKE IT.

1. Give a short account of the story of As You Like It.

2. Describe the characters of Orlando and Celia.

3. Which is your favourite heroine in the play ? Give the reasons for your preference.

4. Compare the characters of the two dukes in the play.

5. When was As You Like It written ? assigning this date.

Give your reasons for

6. Senior Paper, No. 5.

English Grammar. .

1. In what different ways may words be studied ?

2. What is meant by vowels, diphthongs, consonants, and mutes ?

3. Define and give examples of nouns, verbs, conjunctions.

4. Underline the pronouns in the following sentence, and state for what word each pronoun stands :

“ On Christmas day, Mary had a present from her father of two dolls, which were very pretty. They were dressed alike, and Mary said she should love them very much, not only on account of their beauty, but because her father had given them to her.”

5. Put adjectives to the following nouns :tree, hat, Eliza, horse, doll, ship, sea, garden, winter, cat.

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