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BOD

COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

PROFESSIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.--MARCH, 1886.

TUESDAY, March 9th-Morning, 9.30 to 11.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LITERATURE.

Examiner-Dr. E. Adams, F.C.P. [N.B.—Six questions only (including 1 and 2) to be answered in A. ; two

only in either B. or C.]

A. 1. Analyse :-Bryant says that Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive; while Error dies of lock-jaw if she scratches her finger. 2. Parse :

Truth, which itself is light, does darkness shun,

And the true eaglet safely dares the sun. 3. Give four English derivatives from each of the Latin roots fac-, spec-, dic-, duc-.

4. What are the derivation and literal meaning of atrophy, hydrophobia, phlebotomy, anatomy, physiology, stethoscope, homoeopathy ?

5. Form diminutives from man, lance, goose, cock, poke (pouch), hill, mead, river, goat.

6. Comment on any irregularities in the conjugation of the verb be.

7. Name the Demonstrative Pronouns. When is each used ? Give the adverbs formed from them.

8. What facts in early English history do you gather from the italicised syllables in Doncaster, Dorset, Grimsby, Lincoln, Stratford, Ormskirk, Norwich, Durham ?

B. (1553–1603.) 1. Describe the “Mirror for Magistrates”? Who wrote the · "Induction ” ? Which of Lydgate's works suggested the idea ?

2. Who were the chief theological writers of this period ? Name any of their works.

3. Describe briefly the life and writings of one of the following:Ascham, Lyly, Spenser, or Bacon.

C. (1760—1815.) 1. Name those works of Dr. Johnson which respectively show him to have been (a) a poet, (b) an essayist, (c) a biographer, (d) a philologist, (e) a writer of fiction.

2. Name the most distinguished female writers of this period, and briefly describe their works.

3. Write a short account of the life and works of one of the following :-Goldsmith, Burns, Burke, or Scott.

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