Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together with Appendices, Volume 21

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Eyre and Spottiswoode., 1877

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Page 429 - Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins; Such harmony is in immortal souls; But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
Page 301 - Of every hearer : for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it ; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value ; then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
Page 342 - Being now resolved to be a poet, I saw every thing with a new purpose; my sphere of attention was suddenly magnified: no kind of knowledge was to be overlooked. I ranged mountains and deserts for images and resemblances, and pictured upon my mind every tree of the forest and flower of the valley.
Page 342 - To a poet nothing can be useless. Whatever is beautiful and whatever is dreadful must be familiar to his imagination ; he must be conversant with all that is awfully vast or elegantly little.
Page 326 - C'est par là que Molière, illustrant ses écrits, Peut-être de son art eût remporté le prix, Si, moins ami du peuple, en ses doctes peintures, 11 n'eût point fait souvent grimacer ses figures, Quitté, pour le bouffon, l'agréable et le fin, Et sans honte à Térence allié Tabarin '. Dans ce sac ridicule où Scapin s'enveloppe 8, Je ne reconnais plus l'auteur du Misanthrope.
Page 306 - What could a man require more from a nation so pliant and so prone to seek after knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil but wise and faithful labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies...
Page 573 - She was resolute in her refusal of the Low Countries. She rejected with a laugh the offers of the Protestants to make her " head of the religion " and
Page 420 - To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part.
Page 453 - Nothing can be further from our wish than to hold out premiums for knowledge of wide surface and of small depth. We are of opinion that a candidate ought to be allowed no credit at all for taking up a subject in which he is a mere smatterer.
Page 116 - In positions where the duties are professional, technical or expert, the candidates will be required to show what preliminary training or technical education they have undergone to qualify them for such situations before they can be admitted to examination.

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