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Dictation and Penmanship.


2. State the cost and the method of making lemonade, barley-water, gruel, and arrowroot; name any inexpensive method of fumigating a sick room; and describe any simple way by which to ventilate the


SECTION V. (Clothing and Washing.) 1. What amount of coloured print is required for a child's frock (age of girl 12 years)? Mention any other material, with the cost, and the quantity wanted to complete a dress.

2. What are the special advantages in woollen material for clothing? Is any special care required in washing woollen articles ?

3. What instruction have you received in laundry work? Name the different articles which would be required for washing, and the cost.


TWENTY MINUTES allowed for these Exercises.

You are not to paint your letters in the Copy-setting Exercise, but to take care that the copy is clean and without erasures. Omissions and Erasures in the Dictation Exercise will be counted as mistakes.

The words must not be divided between two lines; there is plenty of room for the passage to be written.

Write in large hand, as a specimen of Penmanship, the word Organization.

Write in small hand, as a specimen of Penmanship, the sentence

"Persevere in the straight path of duty."


You are to write the passage* dictated to you by the Examiner, and punctuate it correctly.


For Male Candidates.

'No book was ever turned from one language into

*The passages A1, A2, were given alternately where the number of Candidates was large and there was danger of copying.

it is only a kind of instinct in the soul, breaks out on all occasions without judgment or discretion."-ADDISON.


"The place and the object gave ample scope for moralizing on the vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave; and it was agreed, that in proportion to her former greatness the fall of Rome was the more awful and deplorable." GIBBON.

Write out all the verbs which occur in the passage, and parse them fully.

SECTION III. 1. Give some examples of adjectives of rregular comparison.

2. Give an account of the inflections of English pro


3. Give instances of words derived from NormanFrench, from sound, and from Greek.

Derive the words almanack, telegraph, manufacture, agriculture, parson, policeman, cargo, attorney, omnibus.

SECTION IV. 1. Write down the names of four philosophical writers, four dramatists, six poets; mention the names of 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; and of words introduced within the present century.

SECTION V. Write out in the order of prose the following passage :—

"In every village marked with little spire
Embowered in trees, and hardly known to fame,
There dwells, in lonely shed and mean attire,
A matron old, whom we schoolmistress name;
Who boasts unruly brats with birch to tame;
They grieven sore, in piteous durance pent,
Awed by the power of this relentless dame;
And ofttimes on vagaries idly bent

For unkempt hair, or task unconned are sorely shent."


And explain its general meaning.


SECTION VI. Paraphrase this passage:


Sternly and sadly heard,

As it quenched the wood-fire's glow,

Which had cheered the board with a mirthful word And the red wine's foaming flow:

Until that sullen boding knell

Flung out from every fane,

On harp and lip and spirit fell

With a weight and with a chain."-HEMANS. And parse the words in italic.



The following questions are for Candidates who have been taught Latin Grammar.

If you have answered only four questions in the other part of this paper, you may answer three questions in this Section. But not more than seven questions altogether.

1. Decline, in all cases, singular and plural, the words:

herba, domus, navis, iter.

2. Give the English equivalents of ante, de, subter, cum, per, ex, tenus, apud, penes, coram, and state what case accompanies each of them.

3. Trace the signification of the Latin preposition in each of these words:-defence, impertinent, antecedent, prevent, independent, express, consequence, inadmissible, subterranean.

4. Decline, in all cases, tu, nullus, alter; and give the comparative and superlative of similis, malus, prope.

5. Give the indicative imperfect, the indicative future, and the subjunctive perfect of monere, mori, audire, ferre.

6. Write out the passive future indicative, and passive present subjunctive, and passive imperative of rego,


7. Translate into Latin :-"I advise you to do this." -"No one doubts that virtue and vice are contrary to each other." Translate into English:-" Vereor ut veniat."-" Nemo tam potens est, ut omnia, quæ velit, efficere possit."


You are not to answer more than four questions in Geography and four in History.


SECTION I. 1. Describe the south coast of England from Dover to Penzance.

2. Describe the boundaries of Wales, its chief mountains, rivers, and lakes.

3. Draw a small map of the county in which you have lived, and write out an account of its boundaries.

SECTION II. 1. Give the main divisions of Asia, with their chief towns; the principal mountain chains and rivers.

2. Give the chief rivers of France, their direction, and the Departments through or between which they flow. 3. Name the chief mountain chains of Europe, the rivers which flow from them, with their directions according to the points of the compass.

SECTION III. 1. Explain latitude and longitude of a place on the earth; how would you instruct a child to find on the globe a place of which the latitude and longitude are given ?

2. If it is 5 o'clock in the afternoon at some place when it is 12 o'clock at midnight at Greenwich, what is the difference of longitude, and is it east or west? Give your answer with reasons for it.

3. How could you explain to a child the reasons for concluding that the earth moves round the sun, and not the sun round the earth?

SECTION IV. 1. Give an account of the Australian continent, our colonies therein, and its general physical features.

2. Describe the great East Indian peninsula; its river and mountain systems.

3. Where are these places :-Halifax (2), Lyons, Odessa, Hong-kong, Lima, Leghorn, Dunstable, Bahia, Dantzic, Chicago, Bergen, Yeddo, Yemen, Zanzibar? and give an account of three of them.

SECTION V. 1. Mention the islands in the Mediterranean Sea; stating to whom they belong and any remark

Geography and History.


able historical or physical features connected with one of them.

2. Describe the river Nile: mention the facts ancient and modern connected with it; the peculiar formation at its mouth; the nature of the country through which it flows.

3. If a line is drawn from St. Petersburg to Madrid, what rivers and mountain ranges will it cross, through what countries, and near what towns will it pass?


SECTION I. 1. Mention some of the traces of Roman occupation of Britain.

2. Give an account of Alfred the Great and his institutions.

3. Name the Kings of Scotland contemporary with the Danish and Norman Kings of England, and the wars of Macolm III.

SECTION II. 1. What were the Crusades ? Mention events in the reigns of Richard I. and John.

2. Give a list of the Plantagenet Kings with dates, and one or two of the chief events of each reign.

3. When did the first Stuart succeed to the Scottish throne, and what was his title ?

SECTION III. 1. Give the sovereigns of the Tudor family, with their dates; under each, mention events of importance in the history of the country.

2. Give the chief events of the time of Charles I. and the Commonwealth; and the names of the chief actors in those events, with a particular account of one of them.

SECTION IV. Write a short account of two of the following persons :

Dunstan, Earl Godwin, Stephen Langton, Simon de Montfort, Sir William Wallace, Lord Cobham, Walsingham, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Marquis of Montrose, John Knox, Fairfax, Prince Rupert, General Monk, Sir R. Walpole, Addison, Ben Jonson, Samuel Johnson, William Penn, Mary Queen of Scots, Lady Jane Grey, Hannah More, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Burke, Sir Walter Scott, Dugald Stewart.

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