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mieux policé que Copenhague, eut tout en abondance ; les paysans aimaient mieux vendre leurs denrées aux Suédois, leurs ennemis, qu'aux Danois, qui ne les payaient pas si bien : les bourgeois de la ville furent même obligés de venir plus d'une fois chercher au camp du roi de Suède des provisions qui manquaient dans leurs marchés.

1. Parse, and give primitive tenses of : envoya, mirent, fit, fallait, daignassent, furent, aller, parvint, voulut. 2. Il voulut de plus. Illustrate the difference between : plus de

Turn into French : Charles had only eight thousand men when he appeared before the Russian camp of eighty thousand soldiers. He lost his only son three weeks ago. Not a single man escaped.

3. Pas même sortir du camp. Explain the ellipsis contained in this sentence, and write it down in full, and in logical order. Change the adjec. clause in the sent. : son camp mieux police que Copenhague etc., into a relative clause, and parse, mieux.

4. Write down the present Indic., the Future, and the present Subjunct. of aller ; translate: I am going to write a French letter. When has he gone away. He went to England last week. They went on foot to Windsor. Go and tell them to be ready in an hour. Is he going for the doctor ?

5. Intransitive verbs may govern objects with the preposit. à and de ; by what pronouns respectively may such objects be expressed ? In the sent. : il parvint aisément à faire observer cette loi, give a pronominal form to the object. Translate: Have you answered his letter? I have answered it. Are you speaking of the weather? We are speaking of it.

6. Le jeune roi en augmenta . ; qu'après en avoir eu . Parse en in these two sent., and mention the term for which it stands in each of the clauses. Show by a few examples that en may perform the part of a preposit. and of a partit. art. Can you distinguish the difference between : Je traverserai l'océan dans une semaine, and Je traverserai l'océan en une semaine.

7. How would the substitution of avant for devant in the sent : les députés se mirent à genoux (levant lui, affect its meaning ? Write this same sent. in the interrog. form.

8. Quatre cent mille, and quatre cent milles. Comment upon these two terms. Write an ex. with mil, and prove that cent may be written with an s. Give the equivalents of: Two miles ; two thousand ; thousands; a thousand miles ; eighteen hundred eighty-six.

9. How do you translate the word time in the following phrases : Several times. It is time to go. I have no time to read.

You are behind time. He spent a pleasant time in the country.

10. Il parvint aisément. How are adverbs formed from adjectives; give instances. Form the advs. of: profond, lent, gentil, traître, impuni, bref, fou, long. Translate and explain the position of the adv. in the sents. : You have spoken well. I have seen him yesterday.

Translate into French :-Charles XII. set out on his first campaign on the 8th May in the year seventeen hundred. He left Stockholm never to return. The most dangerous of the three powerful princes who conspired his ruin was Peter the Great. On the first of October he appeared with an army of 80,000 men before Narva, which city was almost without any fortifications, and the baron de Hoorn, who commanded there, had less than a thousand regular troops ; yet this countless army had been unable to reduce it in ten weeks,




...W. J. ALEXANDER, Ph. D.


( Candidates for Bursaries will answer all questions ; Candidates for

Matriculation the first five, and any one of the remainder.) 1. Write out and punctuate the passage dictated. (From Fielding.) 2. Analyse the passage dictated as far as “praiseworthy.”

3. Parse the words in italics in the following sentences : She cannot but grieve for him. Have it your own way.

He kept us waiting an hour. His house is a great deal better built.

4. Give plural of hoof, colloquy, zero, cargo. Give past tense and perfect participle of burst, seethe, sing, spin, bid.

5. Comment on and, if necessary, correct the following sentences :

(a) I fear all hope is gone; I will be drowned and nobody shall help me.

(b) The subject of the Rev. Dr. 's lecture this evening is "From whence to whither."

(c) Though a historian, he was unable to write a history.

6. Define accurately and give the derivation of trite, obvious, romance, layman. socialist, surgeon, sauce, epicure, manual (noun), heathen.

7. Combine each of the following groups into one complex sentence :

(a) Children sometimes talk in this way. No one else does so. These are young children. They have accordingly not grown familiar with the language. They cannot, in consequence, make or understand longer combinations of words.

(b) Both the cardinal and the king suffered anxiety on account of the advocates of the New Learning. There was an outburst against heresy. These advocates of the New Learning might be involved. This anxiety is remarkably shown in one instance. The cardinal and king extended protection to Latimer. He was subsequently to be famous as a popular preacher. In that capacity he was to eclipse even Colet.

8. Express, as accurately as possible, in simple prose the substance of the following lines :

It was not by vile loitering in ease,
That Greece obtained the brighter palm of art;
That soft yet ardent Athens learned to please,
To keen the wit, and to sublime the heart,
In all supreme ! complete in every part !
It was not thence majestic Rome arose,
And o’er the nations shook her conquering dart:

For sluggard's brow the laurel never grows ;
Renown is not the child of indolent Repose,





(Candidates for Matriculation only may omit any three questions in

each section.)


1. Give a brief account of the Anglo-Saxon system of government.

2. What were the chief constitutional changes made in the reign of Edward I. ?

3. Write a brief account of the rise of Lollardism. 4. What was the foreign policy of Henry VII. ?

5. What right had Henry VII. to the throne of England ! James I. ? George I. ?

6. What effect had the Revolution on the English Constitution ?

7. What were the terms of the union between England and Scotland ?

8. What territory did England acquire or lose during the reign of the Georges ? Of Victoria ?


1. Write an account of Daniel Kirkts expeditions against the French settlements.

2. What was the result of Sir William Alexander's attempts to colonize Nova Scotia ?

3. Proposed treaty of free-trade and perpetual peace between French and English colonies in 1648 failed. What was the cause ?

4. Who was Paul Mascarene?

5. What was the condition of Canada when it came into the possession of England ?

6. What were the provisions of the Quebec Act of 1774 ? How was it viewed in England ? In the Colonies ?

7. Describe the early settlement of New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island.

8. When was responsible government established in Canada ? New Brunswick ? Nova Scotia ?


1. Explain what is meant by latitude and longitude.

2. Give as precisely as you can the latitude and longitude of the following places : Ottawa, Charlottetown, St. John, Halifax, New York, London, Rome, Calcutta, Melbourne.

3. If you go round the world on the same parallel of latitude as Halifax what countries and bodies of water would you cross ?

4. What are the chief products of Jamaica ? Peru ? Alaska ? Denmark? Persia ?

5. What is the population of Brazil ? Australia ? Egypt? Spain? Switzerland ?

6. In what direction is New York from Chicago ? Hamilton from Toronto? St. John from Yarmouth, N. S. ? Bermuda from Cuba ? Berlin from Paris ?

7. Bound Belgium, Bulgaria, India, California, Ontario, Cape Breton.

8. Locate Delhi, Canton, Auckland, Munich, Pisa, Lyons, Tiflis, Cincinnati, Summerside, Bridgewater, Woodstock, N. B.

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N. B.-Candidates for matriculation in Arts will omit part two of question six, and questions eleven, twelve and thirteen. Candidates for matriculation in Medicine, (Higher Examination), omit questions seven and nine ; ( Lower Examination), omit questions nine, ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen.




1. Divide -0564 by 14:1 and give reasons for the position of the decimal point in your answer.

2. The true discount on $1235.68} for 210 days is $31.18}; find the rate per cent. 3. Multiply a +-26 - 3c by a -36+2c; and find the square of

- 3x y + $y. 4. Find the single fraction equivalent to



X - 2

2(x - 1) 2 (x+1)' x2 +1%
5. Simplify 7 54 + 3816 + 432 ; and prove,

Va 2x+
va + 2x

Na - 2x.
1 +

Va2 - 4x2 6. Solve the following equations :7 6x +1 3(1 + 2 x2)

1 1 (1)

+ -1

; (2)

22 - 1 x + 1

y 12 7 5 11

y 60





7. If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the base of the one greater than the base of the other; the angle contained by the sides of that which has the greater base, shall be greater than the angle contained by the sides equal to them, of the other.

8. The straight lines which join the extremities of two equal and parallel straight lines towards the same parts, are also themselves equal and parallel.

9. If a straight line be divided into two equal parts and also into two unequal parts, the rectangle contained by the unequal parts, together with the square on the line between the points of section, is equal to the square on half the line.

10. Divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts may be equal to the square on the other part.

11. If a straight line touch a circle, and from the point of contact a straight line be drawn at right angles to the touching line, the centre of the circle shall be in that line.

12. In a circle, the angle in a semi-circle is a right angle ; but the angle in a segment greater than a semi-circle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semi-circle is greater than a right angle.

13. TP, TQ, are the two tangents drawn to a circle from the point T. Find the centre C, and join CP, CT, CQ. Point out and prove any properties of the resulting figure.




* If you hare not used Euclid's Elements in preparing for this examination, state what text-book you have used.

1. Distinguish between Euclidian “Postulates ” and “ Axioms."

2. If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, but the base of the one greater than the base of the other; the angle contained by the sides of that which has the greater base, shall be greater than the angle contained by the sides equal to them, of the other.

3. Draw a parallelogram and its diagonals, and establish by proof the relations of equality or inequality, in which the four small triangles stand to one another.

4. If a straight line be divided into two parts, the squares on the whole line, and on one of the parts, are equal to twice the rectangle contained by the whole and that part, together with the square on the other part.

5. Hence give a Geometrical proof of the algebraic proposition, a? + 12>2 ab, a and b beiny unequal lines : and express the proposi. tion in words.

6. two chords in a circle bisect one another, their intersection is the centre: prove this, without going beyond the first proposition of Euclid's Elements, Book III.

7. Angles in the same segment of a circle are equal to one another,

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