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MR. STAEK.

Translate the following passage into Greek Trimeter lambics :-
Beginning, To be the chief of honourable men
Ending, But he they served, he is not what he was.

TAYLOR's Philip van Artevelde,

MR. ABBOTT.

Translate the following passage into Greek Heroic Hexameters :-
Beginning, For man to tell how human life began......
Ending, Whate'er I saw.

MILTON, Paradise Lost, b. viii. 250-274.

LATIN PROSE.

MR. STACK.

Subject for Latin Prose Composition. Write a distinct account, and in some detail, of the several stages in

the subjugation of Italy by the Romans.

DR. INGRAM.

Translate the following passage into Latin Prose :Beginning, The Carnatick is refreshed by few or no living brooks or run

ning streams, Ending, the guardians, the protectors, the nourishers of mankind.

BURKE.

MR. ABBOTT.

Translate the following passage into Latin Prose :-
Beginning, In the second place, if we look upon the toils of ambition,
Ending, if the pains they undergo do not outweigh their enjoyments.

SPECTATOR, No. 624.

LATIN VERSE.

Subject for Latin Verse Composition.
“ The Election of Prince Alfred to the Throne of Greece."

MR. STACK.

Translate the following passage into Latin Hexameters Beginning, To bend the arch, to bid the column rise, . Ending, Her comic sister lightly danced along.

CANNING'S Greece.

DR. INGRAM.

Translate the following passage into Latin Lyric Verse :Beginning, Descend, ye Nine! descend and sing;.... Ending, To arms, to arms, to arms!

POPE.

Prizes in English History and Modern Geography.

ENGLISH

HISTORY.

PROFESSOR BARLOW.

1. Who was the first Count of the Saxon Shore ? Date of his appointment? What became of him? What different theories have been held respecting the nature of this office, and for what reasons ?

2. Relate anything you know of the life of Athelstane. In particular, name the foreign princes to whom his sisters were respectively married.

3. Draw out genealogical tables, showing (a) the descent of Edmond Ironside from Alfred; (b) the descent of Henry IV. from Henry III., both by the father's

and the mother's side ; (c) the descent of Cardinal Reginald Pole from Edward III.

4. Give the dates of the following events :—The banishment of Godwin; the battle of Brunanburg; the Hallelujah victory; the death of Ethelwulf; the battle of Pinkie; the insurrection of Jack Cade; the execution of Joan Darc; the battle of Najara ; the death of Simon de Montfort; the murder of Darnley.

5. Give some account of the Statutes of Præmunire.

6. In what respects is the history of England connected with that of the Netherlands during the reign of Elizabeth?

7. Who was (a) Peter des Roches; (6) John (Sans peur), Duke of Burgundy ; (c) Cardinal Beaton ?

8. Hume speaks of the year 1519 as forming a kind of era in the general system of Europe; write a short historical essay on this remark,

DR. INGRAM.

9. Give an account of the event commemorated on the 24th of August last by some of the Protestant Dissenting bodies. What provisions of the Act of Parliament which led that event are still in force ? 10. When were the following principles established :

a. Independence of the judges ;
b. Immunity of juries for their verdicts ;

c. That a royal pardon is not pleadable in bar of an impeachment? 11. Write short biographies of Harley, Earl of Oxford; and St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke.

12. Give a full account of the transactions arising out of the publication of No. 45 of the “North Briton.”

13. State the principal provisions of the Scottish and Irish Union Acts. 14. Relate briefly the history of the Peninsular War.

15. When, and how, did England acquire the following possessions :Bombay, Canada, Cape of Good Hope, Gibraltar, Heligoland, Hong Kong, Ionian Islands, Jamaica, Labuan, Malta, Newfoundland ?

16. Set out in order, with their dates, the most important events in the history of British India.

GEOGRAPHY,

DR. INGRAX.

1. In what counties of Great Britain or Ireland are the following places severally situated :-Abbotsford, Clarendon, Edgehill, Eton, Glencoe, Killiecrankie, Marston Moor, Northallerton, Scone, Stonehenge, Windsor ?

2. Set out in a map the fourteen Midland Counties of England; and mark the important towns contained in them.

3. In what counties are the following mountains and lakes situated :Cader Idris, Helvellyn, Mangerton, Snowdon; Derwentwater, Ulswater, Whittlesea Mere, Loch Tay, Loch Awe, Loch Katrine, Loch Leven?

4. Enumerate, as completely as you can, the towns which lie along the course of the Chester and Holyhead and London and North-Western Railways.

5. Give a general view of the physical geography of Hindustan; also of its ethnology, and of the languages and religions of its inhabitants.

6. Describe the Overland Route. Compare the advantages of the several proposed modes of shortening the European transit to India

MR. BARLOW.

7. Name in order the French maritime departments from Dunkirk to Bayonne.

8. Where are the following places, and for what events are they respectively remarkable :- Calmar, Campo Formio, Dettingen, Lepanto, Lützen, Morat, San Sebastian, Saratoga, Tilsit, Vimeira ?

9. Sketch the outline of the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. 10. Draw a map of the Confederate States of North America.

11. Name, and describe the localities of, as many mountains as you can which are more than 10,000 feet high.

12. Where are the following places : -- Algarve, Almeria, Cambodia, Ceram, Gallipoli, Halle, Herat, Naxos, Monte Rotondo, Rosekilda, Salzburg, Sarmen, Thiaka, Viterbo, Zutphen ?

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Prizes in English Literature and Composition.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

MR. BARLOW.

a.

1. Give a short analysis of the language of the Brut of Layamon in respect of etymology and syntax. What is the date of this composition, and to what stage of the language does it belong?

2. Translate the two following passages into English; name the works from which they are taken, and write short explanatory notes on any obscure expressions or constructions :

“ Arthur mid his sweorde : fæie-scipe wurhte:

Al that he smat to: hit wes sone fordon :
Al was the king abolgen : swa bith the wilde bar :-
Tha isæh Arthur: athelst kingen :
Whar Colgrim at-stod : and æc stal wrohte :

Tha clupede the king : kenliche lude:” b. “The namen bi tha men the hi wenden thet ani god hefden. Me dide strenges abutan here hæved, and writhen to thæt it gæde to the hærnes.”

3. What was the fate of the Anglo-Saxon tongue in Scotland ? What attempts have been made to account for this, and with what success?

4. Point out the moral lessons which may be derived from the following words :—ÉTIKAIperacia, útokopišeobai, innocent, talents, assentator, dénigreur, happy, virtuoso, self-sufficient, aútápkns. 5. Explain the italicized words in the following passages :

And, after all, for greater infamy
He by the heels him hung upon a tree,
And baffled so, that all which passed by

The picture of his punishment might see.” 6. “Spartacus gave them battle, overthrew them, and took all their carriage."

“Oh the painfulness of his preaching !" d. “The sovran treacle of sound doctrine."

e. “A lamentable case that the devil's black guard should be God's soldiers.”

6. Give the derivations of-anchor, anecdote, apoplexy, black, blue, bottle, check, cobler, cobweb, stranger.

ENGLISH LITERATURB.

PROFBSSOR INGRAM. 1.-1. Name and describe the several Pilgrims introduoed in the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer.

2. Show that the poetic life of Shakspeare may be divided into three periods, presenting distinct characters. Name the chief Dramas belonging to each period.

3. Give an account of the principal works of Roger Ascham. State the substance of the two passages from his writings, noticed by Spalding as • deserving special remembrance." 4. By whom, and about what time, were the

following poems written:“Christabel,” “Manfred,” “The Medal,”

,“The Bruce," “ The Pleasures of Hope," "The Pleasures of Memory," "The Pleasures of Imagination," “The Pastime of Pleasure,” “Thalaba,” “London," "The Story of Thebes,” “ Evangeline," "The King's Quair”? Give an account of the subject and plan of any one of them.

5. Name the authors of the following plays: “Douglas,” “She Stoops to Conquer,” “Venice Preseryed,” “The Alchymist,” “The Fatal Dowry," “Irene," "The Sad Shepherd,” “Samson Agonistes."

6. By whom, and about what time, were the following prose works written: “Essay of Dramatic Poesy," "The Complete Angler,” “The Man of Feeling," "The Diversions of Purley,” “Memoirs of a Cavalier," “The Golden Grove,” “The Worthies of England," "History of Charles the Fifth,” “Essays of Elia”?

7. Give the dates of the following events: the death of Chaucer; the birth and death of Shakspeare; the publication of the Authorized Version of the Bible ; the appearance of “Paradise Lost;" the death of Dryden ; the commencement of the “Spectator;" the publication of “Waverley;" the deaths of Byron, Scott, and Wordsworth.

8. Explain the allusions in the following sentences, which occur, or are quoted, in Spalding's History :

“His [Cædmon's] dreamsong ... is more coherent than Coleridge's verses of similar origin.”

b. “Every reader of poetry has by heart the description of Iphigenia asleep."

“Where grateful Science still adores

Her Henry's holy shade." d. “The Scottish pastoral drama of Ramsay need not be more than named."

“ It has been said that Pope never tried to be pathetic except twice.” II.-1. What discrepancy is there between the plays of “Henry the Sixth” and “Richard the Third” in relation to the first husband of the wife of Edward the Fourth ?

“What think you of the Scottish lord, his neighbour?” (Mer. of Ven. i. 2). How does this stand in the first Folio? and what was the reason of the change?

3. “Ev'n at the base of Pompey's statue.”. Comment on the metre of this line, and quote from “ Richard the Third” a verse which throws light on it.

4. Explain the following passages, commenting particularly on the italicized words :

“Sweet saint, for charity, be not so curst."

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