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English Language and Literature.

Higher Local.

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(a) SPENSER'S FAERY QUEENE; (6) SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR; (c) BACON'S ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING.

(a) 1. Sketch as fully as possible Spenser's description of Prince Arthur, introducing such quotations from the Faery Queene as are most striking and beautiful.

Comment upon Spenser's ideal character, and discuss the probability of its being drawn from life.

2. Give instances from Canto VII. of

(i) Ideas borrowed from the classics;
(ii) Obsolete words (of which give the meaning);
(iii) Words used with a different meaning to their present.
3. Explain, noting any grammatical or other peculiarities :

(i) “She would no longer bide."
(ii)

“ And bayes
His sweatie forehead in the breathing wind.”
(iii) “Such now he marches to this man forlorne,

And left to losse.”
(iv) Begin and end the bitter bafefull stound

If lesse than that I fear, more favour I have founde.”
4. Paraphrase Canto VII. st. 27; ibid. st. 41; ibid. st. 51.

(6) 5. Comment upon the fidelity to the character of Cæsar of: (i)

“ Shall Cæsar tell a lie ?
Have I in conquest stretch'd mine arm so far

To be afeard to tell gray beards the truth ?”
(ii) “If I could pray to move, prayers would move me.”

6. Give instances from this play of (i) words used in an unusual sense; (ii) the use of the infinitive active instead of the infinitive passive; (iii) double superlatives; (iv) Alexandrines.

7. Explain, noting any grammatical or other peculiarities :

(i) “Vouchsafe good morrow from a feeble tongue.”
(ii) “The noise of battle hurtled in the air."
(iii) “ The noble Brutus is ascended.”
(iv) “Whilst bloody treason flourished over you.”

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(v) “And thither will I straight to visit him:

He comes upon a wish.' (vi) “Belike they had some notice of the people,

How I had moved them." 8. Scan:

(i) “She dreamt to-night she saw my statue.”
(ii) “Popilius Lena speaks not of our purposes."
(iii) “Most true the will! Let's stay and hear the will.”
(iv) “You shall read us the will,—Cæsar's will."

(c) 9. What divine testimony does Bacon adduce in support of the dignity of learning ?

10. Explain fully the meaning of the following with regard to the context, and comment upon the force of the arguments to which they respectively belong :

(1) "Which work, so appointed to him, could be no other than the work of contemplation.

(ii) “Men abandoned to vice do not so much corrupt manners as those that are half good and half evil.”

(iii) “ They (philosophy and human knowledge) minister a singular help and preservative against unbelief and error.”

(iv) “Then should people and estates be happy, when either kings were philosophers, or philosophers kings.”

11. Give six instances from the Advancement of Learning, Book 1. (i)-(vii), of each of the following:

(i) The introduction of Biblical metaphors or ideas;
(ii) Close imitation of classical authors;
(iii) Latinisms;
(iv) Obsolete words.
12. Write an essay on two of the following subjects:

(i) The beauties which cause Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity to be looked upon as one of the masterpieces of English eloquence.

(ii) The peculiarities which mark Greene's Looking Glass for London and England, and the relationship of that author to Shakespeare.

(iii) The question of the authorship of Tamburlaine by Marlowe or Nash.

(iv) Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia and Defence of Poesie.

English Language.

ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE, PARKER MS. (EARLE'S EDITION)

ANNALS 755 TO 855.

1. Compare the personal pronouns in Anglo-Saxon with their modern English forms, and also with the High German. Decline ie and đu in singular, dual, and plural.

2. At what period did the distinction between the accusative and dative of the masculine third person disappear ? and when did the modern possessive its begin to take the place of the old neuter genitive ?

3. Give the masculine accusative and genitive of incer and úre, and decline hwá and đes in all genders.

4. How is the relative expressed in Anglo-Saxon ? Give instances.

5. Translate: Parker MS., Annals 787, 823, 835, 837, 851, 853. Parse nyste (787); anidde (823). Explain “hie tó ánum gecierdon; “feorđe healf hund;” and “hie him alle gehiersume dydon.”

6. Is there anything remarkable in the genealogy of Ædelwulf in 855 ? Does it throw any light on the question at what date the Chronicle was compiled ?

7. Translate without a dictionary:

(i) đaet genip đám đe đeoden self scóp nihte naman.

(ii) đám đe naeft, đaet him đincđ đaet he haebbe, đaet bia him aetbroden.

(iii) and hí đá đider urnon swá hwelc swá đonne gearo wearđ and radost.

8. Translate into Anglo-Saxon :

Verily as he went, there flew a certain eagle before him on the journey, and he began to ask his companion who should feed them that day. They went journeying on, and behold, the eagle sat on the shore with a fish which he had caught. Then said the saint to his companion, Run to the eagle, and take from him a portion of the fish which he has caught for a meal for us two.

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Latin.

Junior.

VIRGIL, AENEID, II.; CAESAR, DE BELLO GALLICO, III.

1. How many declensions are there in Latin ? Decline, and give the gender of (i) three nouns of the first, (ii) three nouns of the second declension.

2. What is meant by (i) an active, (ii) a passive, (iii) a deponent verb? Give examples of each.

3. Classify the Latin adjectives according to their terminations. Give illustrations to your answer.

4. Classify the Latin prepositions according to the cases they govern, and give examples.

5. Translate with short marginal notes, explaining carefully (i) all difficulties of construction, (ii) all allusions :

VIRGIL, Aeneid, 11. 3—13 and 57—66.
CAESAR, De Bell. Gall. III. c. 2.

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6. Give a short sketch of the events narrated by Virgil in the first book of the Aeneid.

7. Translate into Latin :

(i) The father and the mother are happy. (ii) You and I will go to Rome.

(iii) Virtue, wisdom, and good luck, are the best things for a happy life.

(iv) The sun is both larger and more distant than the moon. (v) He came to me, but I was not in the house.

Latin.

Senior.

VIRGIL, AENEID, II. ; LIVY, XXI.

1. How many declensions are there in Latin ? Decline, and give the gender of one noun belonging to each declension.

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2. Decline, bonus rex, ingens iter, fortis mulier, and translate and decline, happy boy, just judge, wretched day.

3. What is meant by (i) an active, (ii) a passive, (iii) a deponent verb? Give examples of each. How many moods are there in a Latin verb ?

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4. Write out a list of the Latin prepositions, classified according to the cases they govern, and state which of them follow the word they govern.

5. Translate with short marginal notes, explaining (i) all difficulties of construction, (ii) all allusions :

VIRGIL, Aeneid 11. 3–13 and 57—66.
LIVY, XXI. c. 3.

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6. Give a short sketch of the events narrated by Virgil in the first book of the Aeneid.

7. Translate, if possible without a dictionary:

(i) When these things were done, the Roman general dismissed the soldiers.

(ii) Caesar went to the camp to see the prisoner.
(iii) I never saw a more complete and sudden defeat.

(iv) After breaking down the bridge, they waited for the enemy.

(v) All the inhabitants fled to Rome, and the country was deserted. (vi) Utque sedens vester primi prope limina tecti

Janitor egressus introitusque videt.

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