Report on the examination for admission to the Royal military academy at Woolwich. With a syllabus of mathematical studies and copies of the examination papers

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Page 67 - I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun...
Page 58 - Dewdrops are the gems of morning, But the tears of mournful eve! Where no hope is, life's a warning That only serves to make us grieve When we are old...
Page 63 - A thousand men that fishes gnaw'd upon; Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea...
Page 35 - 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.
Page 63 - I better brook the loss of brittle life Than those proud titles thou hast won of me ; They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh: But thought's the slave of life, and life time's fool; And time, that takes survey of all the world, Must have a stop.
Page 53 - II lit au front de ceux qu'un vain luxe environne Que la Fortune vend ce qu'on croit qu'elle donne. Approche-t-il du but? quitte-t-il ce séjour ? Rien ne trouble sa fin : c'est le soir d'un beau jour.
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Page 44 - In every triangle, the square of the side subtending either of the acute angles is less than the squares of the sides containing that angle, by twice the rectangle contained by either of these sides, and the straight line intercepted between the perpendicular let fall upon it from the opposite angle, and the acute angle.
Page 39 - by and by ; That to hear her so complain Scarce I could from tears refrain; For her griefs, so lively shown, Made me think upon mine own. Ah...
Page 36 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...

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