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JULY, 1871.

SITAKESPEARE-MACBETH. I. How far has Shakespeare departed from history in regard to the character of Banquo, and for what reasons ?

Quote a passage in this play from which its date may be probably inferred.

II. Describe and illustrate by quotations the change wrought in Mac· beth's character by his murder of Duncan; and compare him in this respect

with his wife.

III. Explain briefly, with special reference to the words in italics, the following passages :

(a) A rat without a tail.
(6) .... thou'ldst have, great Glamis,

That which cries Thus thou must do, if thou have it;
And that which rather thou dost fear to do
Than wishest should be undone.

I have no spur
Wherewith to prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition that o'erleaps itself
And falls on the other.

(d) Screw your courage to the sticking place.
(e) Rather than so, come fate into the list

And champion me to the utterance.
(f) Ere human statute purged the gentle weal.
(9) Augurs and understood relations have

By magot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth
The secret'st man of blood.

(h) Who cannot want the thought how monstrous

It was for Malcolm and for Donalbain
To kill their gracious father?

() A good and virtuous nature may recoil

In an imperial charge.

Their dear causes
Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm
Excite the mortified man,

(1) In them nature's copy's not eterne. In what connections do (e), (f), (i) occur ?

IV. “They clepe us drunkards and with swinish phrase

Soil our addition.'- HAMLET I. IV.
What is meant by addition here? Illustrate from Macbeth.

Give and explain by derivation Shakespeare's use of flaw, very, mere, fantastical, solemn, genius, security.

V. Notice and explain any grammatical peculiarities in the following: (a) Ere the bat hath flown

His cloister'd flight. (6) Tongue nor heart

Cannot conceive nor name thee.
(c) There's blood upon thy face.

'Tis Banquo's then.
'Tis better thee without than he within.

(d) Returning were as tedious as go o'er.

(e) I hope, in no place so unsanctified

Where such as thou may'st find him.

(f) You see her eyes are open.

Ay, but their sense are shut.
(9) Of all men else I have avoided thee.

VI. What is the force of to in each of the following?

(a) To know my deed, 'twere best not know myself.
(6) Are you then so gospell’d

To pray for this good man?
(c) To fright you thus methinks I am too savage.
(d) Impostors to true fear.

VII. Scan:

(a) Is gone to pray the holy king upon his aid.

(6) I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters. What does weird mean?

(c) I dare abide no longer, whither should I fly? When does Shakespeare use rhyme, when prose ? VIII. He has no children.'

What various explanations have been given of this exclamation ? Which do you prefer?

United College, St. Andrews.




ARITHMETIC. 1. Add together three hundred and three millions sixty-six thousand and ninety-nine, and sixty millions six hundred and sixty thousand nine hundred and ninety. Divide the sum by thirty-three, and express the quotient in words.

2. Divide 964374 by 165, by short division, and explain the process.

33 3. Simplify as much as possible:

8} - 79 +5-4. 91% -81% +73-64

75008 . 4. Divide 207-861 by 5790, and 160 by :0004. Reduce 576 and 337 to decimals, and ·109375 and ·5740 to vulgar fractions, in their lowest terms. State and prove the rule for the last example.

5. Add together •246 of 9s. 3d., .259 of £1, 5s., and .02 of £3, 7s. 6d., and reduce the result to the decimal of £3.

6. What is the rent of 10 acres 3 roods 26 poles, at £2, 8s. 10 d. per acre ?

7. If the cost of papering a room 84 yards long and 6 yards wide with paper 2 feet wide at 4d. per yard is £2, 19s. 8d., find the height of the room.

8. Find the difference between the simple interest and discount on £750, 16s. 8d., due 21 years hence, at 23 per cent. per annum.

9. After paying income tax at the rate of 4d. in the pound, a man has £476, 18s. , remaining. What sum did his incometax amount to.

10. The wages of A and B together for 221 days amount to the same sum as the wages of A alone for 384 days. For how many days will this sum pay the wages of B alone?

11. Extract the square root of 40035607921, of 172 and of •121 to three places of decimals.

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