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(0) Do I stand there? I never had a brother;

Nor con there be that deity in my rintare,
Or here and everywhere I had a sister,
Whom the blind waves and surges have devour'd.
Of charity, what kin are you to me?

What countryman? whit nawe? what parentage ? (c) By all the gods that Romans bow before,

I here discard my siikness! Soul of Rome!
Brave son, derived from honourable loins!
Thon, like an exorcist, bast conjured up
My mortified spirit. Now bid me rall,
And I will strive with things impossible ;

Yen, get the better of them. What's to do? (d) Look;

I straw a sword against conspirators ;
When think yon that the sword goes up again?
Never, till ('ørsar's three and thirts wounds
Be well avenged ; or till another nesar

H:1ve udded slaughter to the sword of traitors.
(e) Then lies loim down the lubber firnd,

And, si rerched out all the chimney's length,
Banks at the fire his hairy strength,
And crop full ont of doors he flings,

Ere i he first cocok his matin rings.
(f) Dwell in some idle brain,

And fancies fond with gaudy shapes possess,
As thick and numberle88

As the gny motes i hat people the son-beams,
Or likrist hivering dreams,

The fir-kle per sioners of Morpheng' train. (9) Licence they mean when they cıy Liberty ;

For who loves that must first be wise and good :
But from that mark how far they love we see,

For all this waste of wealth and loss of blood. (h) And then, with small adventnre met. Sir Burs

Roile 10 i he loonest tract of all the realın,
Aud fond a perple there among their crags,
(ar rice and blood, a remnant that were left
P: ynim amid their circles, and the stones
Ihes pitch np straight to he: ven : and their wise men
Were strong in that old magic which can trace
1 he wandering of the stars, and scoif'd at bim

And this high qnest. As at a simple thing
(0) Henceforth thou art the Genius of the shore,

In thy large recompense, and shult be good

To wl that wader in that perilons flood.
(j) Some men a forward motion love,

But I hy backward stens would move ;
And when this dust falls to the urn,

In that siath I came, return.
(K) N..w wap to thee, thon «rael lord,

A bluidy man I trow thou be;
For nous a heart thou hast made sair
That ne'er did wrong tu thine or thee.


2. Show that Shakespeare, like Sir Philip Sidney, had read the Aethiopica of Heliodorus.



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3. What qualities does Viola think are required to make a good fool ? How far does Feste seem to you to possess them?

4. Comment on the following passage in Bacon's Essay on Friend. ship :

' And it seemeth, his favour was so great, ns Antonius in n Letter, which is recited Verbatim, in one of Cicero's Philippiques, calleth him Venefica, Witch; As if he had enchanted Caesar.'

5 It has been remarked thit the play of Julius Caesar is wrongly named, and should have been called Brutus. How far does this objection seem to be reasonable ?

6. Give some account of the poems of W. Collins selected by Palgrave. 7. Compare Milton's and Marvell's eulogies on Croni well. 1

8. Account for the general popularity of Gray's Elegy written in a .: Country Churchyard.

9. 'Where more is meant than meets the ear.'
Apply this principle to the criticism of The Holy Grail.
10. Explain the allusions in the following passages :-
(a) Be she meeker, kinder, than

Turtle dove or pelican.
(6) I

there is no darkness but ignorance; in which thou art more pazzled than the Egyptians in their fog. (c)

He loves to hear
That nnicorns may be betray'd with trees.
(d) Krights that in twelve great battles splash'd and dyed

The strong White Horse in his own heathon blood. 11. Illnstrate from Shakespeare :

(a) He started one poor heart of mine in thee.
(b) Go shake your ears.






CHARLES H. Tawney, Esq., C.I.E., M.A. Paper set by-- J. Mann, Esq., M.A.


Examiner-M. Ghose, Esq., B.A. (Oxon.).

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.






Write an appreciation of Burke as a political thinker. Describe his oratorical style

2. Describe the American situation at the time when Burke wrote his letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol.

3. Reprodace some of Burke's allusions to Lord Chathain and Lord Rockingliam.

4. Sammarize Burke's remarks on the spirit and temper of the American people. 5. Discuss briefly :

(a) Among a ople generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.

(6) Obedience is what makes government, and not the names by which it is called.

(c) They who raise suspicions of the good on account of the behaviour of ill men, are of the party of the latter.



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6. Annotate:

(1) After this are yon surprised that yon are obeyed solely from rospect to the bayonet, and that this House, the ground and pillar of freedom, is itself held np only by the treacherous under-pinning and clumsy buttresses of arbitrary power ?

(6) After this experience nobody shall persuade me, when a whole people are concerned, that acts of lenity are not means of conciliation.

(c) The House of Commons has a collective character of its own

He who paid such a punctilious attention to all your feelings, cer. tainly took care not to shock them by that vice which is the most disgustful to yoa.

He was truly the child of the House. (d) Such, Sir, is my idea of the consiitntion of the British Empire, as distingnished from the constitution of Britain ; and on these grounds I think subordination and liberty may be sufficiently reconciled through the whole.

(e) It generally argnes some degree of natnral impotence of mind, or some want of knowlege of the world, to hazard plans of government except from a seat of authority.

(f) This point is the great Serbonian bog . . . where armies whole have sunk. I do not intend to be overwhelmed in that bog, though in such respectable company.

(9) Lord Coke, the oracle of the English law, conforms to that general sense where he says that 'those things which are of the highest criminality may be of the least disgrace.'

(h) They paid bat little respect to the conrt jargon of that day; nor were they inflamed by the pretended rivalship of the Dutch in trde, by their massacre at Amboyna, acted on the stage to provoke the public vengeance.

7. Characterize the style and tone of the letters of Junins. Com. ment on this passage :-Consider the character of an independent virtaous Duke of Bedford ; imagine what he might be in this country, then reflect one moment upon what you are.

8. State the nature of the changes which took place in English prose style (a) after the Restoration, (b) after the Revolution; and the causes to which Coleridge ascribes these changes. What does he say of Cowley's style? 9. Summarize Napier's estimate of Wellington. 10. Describe De Quincey's style. 11. Annotate:

(a) I trust my temper has not been spoiled by flattery or prosperity ; and therefore I have escaned entirely that irritability of disposi. tion which I think is planted, like the slave, in the poet's chariot, to prevent his enjoying his triumph.

(6) If the idle are described as killing time, the man of methodical industry and honourable pursuits may be jnstly said to call it into life and moral being, while he makes it the distinct object not only of the consciousness, but of the concience.

(c) No one ever regarded the first of Jannary with indifference. It is the nativity of our common Adam. . . . But I am none of those who

Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. (d) We are not so stopid or so careless as that Imperial forgetter of his dreams, that we should need a seer to remind us of the form of them.

In this dearth of mundane 8-tisfaction, we contract politic alliances with shadows. It is good to have friends at court.

(e) Everything in the world has two handless. Murder, for instance," may be laid hold of by its moral handle (as it generally is in the palpit and at the Old Bailey)—and that, I confess, is its weak side ; or it may also be treated aesthetically.


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1. Write explanatory notes on the following passages :-
(a) The sprite then gan more boldly him to wake,

And threathed onto him the dreaded name
Of Hecate : whereat he gun to quake,
And. lifting np his lonpishi head, with blame
Halfe angry rsked him, for what he came.
Hicher (qnoth he) me Archimago sent,
He that the stubborn sprites can wirely tame,
He bide thee to hinn send for his intent

A fit false dreame, that can dolude the sleepers sent.
(0) And «fter, all the raskall many ran,

Heaped together in rode rablement,
To see the fince of that victorjong man ;
Whom all admired as from heaven sent,

And gaz'd npon with gaping wonderment.
(c) I 81 w my first-born tumbled from his throne !

To me his arms were sprerd, to me his price
Found way from forth the thonders rouud his bead !
Pale wox I, and in onpoors hid my free.
Art thro, too, wear 8110h doom? Dagur frar there is

For I have seen my sons most unlike Gods.
(d) Against these plagnes he strope in vrin ; for Fate

Had pour'd a morral oil upon his head,

A dis-sinininting prison.
(e) To that high Capital, where kingly Death

Keeps his pale court in bealty and decay,
Became ; and bonyht. with price of pnrest breath,

A gruve among the pleinal.
(f) From morn till niglit, from night till startled Morn

Peeps blushing on the revel's laughing crew,
The song is heard, the rosy yarlıd worn;
Devices anaint, and frolion ever vew,

Tread on ench other's kibes.
(9) Greere is no lightrom- land of social mirth :

But he whom Sadness sortheth may ubide,
And Al'Arca regret the region of his birth,
When wandering slow by Delphi's salsed side,

Or gazing v'er the plains wliere Greek and Persian died. (h) Ambition is like Choler ; Which is an Homonr, that maketh Men. Artive. Earnest, Full of Alucritie. anii Stirring , if it he not stopped. But if it be stopped, and cannot have lis War, it becommeth Ardust, and therely Moligne and Venmons. So Ambitious Men, if th-y find the way Opeu for their Rising, and still get forward, they are rather Busie tuen




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Dangerons ; But if they be check’t in their desires, they beoome secretly discontent, and look upon dlen und mutters, with an Evil Eye; And are best ple:sed, when Things gue backward ; which is the worst Propertie, in & Servint of a Prince or State.

(i) The Vicissitude or Mutations in the Superiour Glohe, are no fit Matter, for this present Argument. It may be Plato's greut Yeare, if the World should last so long, wonld have some Effect; Not in renewing the State of like Individuals (for that is the Fume of those, that conceive the Celestina Bodies. have more accurate Influences, upon these things. below, i ben indeed they have) bnt in grosse. Comets, ont of qnestion, have likewise Power and Effect, over the Grosse and Masse of Things. Bnt they are rather yazed npon, and waited upon in the'r Journey, then wisely observed in their Effe::ts ; Speci lly in their Respective Effects ; That is, what kinde of Comet, for Magnitude, Colonr, Version of the Beames, Placing in the Region of Heaven, or Lasting, produceth what kinde of Effects.

2. Explain fully Spenser's symbolism in the characters of Lucifera, Orgoglio, and Prince Arthur.

3. De-crib- Fidelia, Speranza und Contemplation. 4. Couiment ou Byron's view that Keala

without Greek Contrived to talk about the gods of lite,

Much as they might have been sulposed to speak.' 5. To what cange dues Shelles appear to have atıribnted the antimely do:ith 'of Reats ? Quote Shelley's allusiou to · English bards and Scotch reviewers.'

6. Koproduce the sn bstance of Byron's arraignment of Lord Elgin. What may be said in defence of Lord Elgin's conduct ? Give your own opinion

7. What friends does Byron lament in the first two cantos of Childe Harold ? 8, Give some account of

Albu nia's chief, whose dread command Jg lawleng law.' 9. Compare (after Bacon) the advantages and disadvantages of Youth and Age. 10. l'oment upon the following:

'Yon were better take for Business, a Man somewhat Absurd, then over Form.ll.

11. Reproduce, in ponr own words. Bacon's views on Usary. 12. Give instances of alliteration in Sive narr and Byron.

13. Write philological notes on the following words :- Amate, foe, maw, stow, welkin,

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