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NOTE.—The time allowed for each Paper in the following series

was three hours. Candidates were restricted to one question in each section.


Candidates are not permitted to answer more than one question

in any section, except in that headed “Latin." Candidates must not, however, confine themselves to the questions on Latin Grammar; they must answer at least four questions in the other part of the paper. SECTION I. 1. Parse the words printed in italic in the following passage:

“In speaking of Spenser, Milton did not hesitate to call him a better teacher than Socrates or Aquinas;' a better philosopher, a purer moralist, than either one or other of the leaders of scholastic lore; and we may re-echo his words without offence, when we say that a young student is as likely to gain a vivid conception of duty and virtue from his pages as from those works which deal in a more exact manner with the moral constitution of man's nature.”

Preface to Spenser's Faery Queene. 2. In this passage, select the auxiliary verbs which occur, and parse the verbs to which they belong.

3. In this passage write out separately all the nouns which are the subjects * of verbs, and all which are not 80; and, as regards the latter, state on what other words they depend.


* In some Grammars “subject” is called " nominative case.”


SECTION II. Analyse one of the two following sentences :

“I have been for some time unsettled and distracted : my mind is disturbed with a thousand perplexities of doubt and varieties of imagination, which hourly prevail upon me, because I have no opportunities of relaxation or diversion."

Johnson's Rasselas. Or,

"He was superior to all those passions and affections which attend vulgar minds; and was guilty of no other ambition than of knowledge and to be reputed a lover of all good men : and that made him too much a contemner of those arts which must be indulged in the transactions of human affairs."

CLARENDON.Character of Lord Falkland. Write out all the pronouns which occur in the passage, and classify them according to their grammatical distinctions.

Section III. 1. Classify adverbs, giving examples of each class.

2. Give examples of English words which are derived from (1) Latin, (2) French, (3) Greek. Whence do we get the words muslin, sofa, tea, cash, sherry, blubber, gurgle, gargle?

SECTION IV. 1. Write down the names of eight poets, five historians, five novelists, and mention in each case their chief works, and the age in which they lived.

2. Give instances of words which have changed their meaning since they were first introduced into the language.

SECTION V. Write out in the order of prose the fol. lowing passage:

Serene will be our days, and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security.
And they a blissful course may hold
Ev'n now who, not unwisely bold,
Live in the spirit of this creed;

[need." Yet find that other strength, according to their

WORDSWORTH.— Ode to Duty. And explain its general meaning.


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