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CHARLES H. TAWNEY, Esq., M.A., C.I.E.
Rev. DR. J. MORRISON, M.A., D.D.
1. Write explanatory notes on the following passages, showing clearly
Are master of the feast: Cadwal and I
Poor house, that keep'st thyself ! (6) O, the charity of a penny cord! it sums up thousands in a trice : you have no true debitor and creditor but it ; of what's past, is, and to come, the discharge : your neck, sir, is pen, book, and counters; so the acquittance follows.
(c) Sometime she gallops o'er a courtier's nose,
And then dreams he of smelling out a suit ;
Of healths five-fathom deep.
So early walking, what, with loathsome smells,
And shrieks like mandrakes' torn out of the earth,
Environed with all these hideous fears ?
In hell-black night endared, would bave buoy'd up,
The winged vengeance overtake such children.
And fortune led yoii well; you have the captives
May equally determine.
(9) Let me have no lying: it becomes none bat tradesman, and
O royal piece
(i) By the foot of Pharaoh, and 'twere my case now, I should send him à chartel presently. The bastinado! a most proper and sufficient dependence, warranted by the great Caranza. Come hither, you shall chartel him ; I'll show you a trick or two you shall kill him with at pleasure ; the first stoccata, if you will, by this air.
2. It has been remarked that King Lear contains incessant references to the lower animals and man's likeness to them. Show that this remark is true.
3. Compare the character of Goneril with that of the Qneen in Cymbeline.
4. 'I consider Romeo designed to represent the character of an unlucky man-a man who, with the best views and fairest intentions, is perpetually so unfortunate as to fail in every aspiration, and, while exerting himself to the ntmost in their behalf, to involve all whom he holds dearest in misery and ruin.
What may be said in favour of this view ? 5. 'If Shakespeare had not killed Mercutio, Mercatio wonld have killed Shakespeare. Write a short essay on this subject.
6. Hudson remarks of Shakespeare : - Niggard of speech, prodigal of thought, he uses the closest compression.' Illastrate this remark from Cymbeline.
7. It has been objected that the incident of Hermione's snpposed
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9. Point out some of the most glaring anachronisms in The Winters' Tale.
10. Fix approximately the age of Kent. 11. Do you consider that the introduction of the secondary plot in King Lear is a blemish ? Give reasous for your opinion. Point out some improbabilities in the secondary plot.
12. Explain the following passages and illustrate them by quotations from Shakespeare :
(a) To conceal such real ornaments as these, and shadow their glory, as a milliner's wife does her wrought stomacher, with a smoaky lawn, or a black cypress!
(6) Death! I can endure the stocks better.
(c) Only these two have so litte of man in them, they are no part of my care.
13. Describe the expedient by which Captain Bobadil proposed to save the one half, nay three parts “of her majesty's” yearly charge in holding Will, and against what enemy soever.'
14. Quote some lines in the Prologue to Every Man in his Humour, which seem to contain a satirical allusion to certain incideuts in Shakespeare's plays. 15. Discuss the readings in the following passages :
(a) That did but show thee, of a fool, inconstant
And damnable ingrateful.
Which thou hast perpendicularly fell.
With that harsh, noble, simple nothing,
As fearful as a siege.
'Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia's brow.
The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
1. Set forth Chancer's merits as a story-teller.
10 Write a short description of the Pardoner.
State some of Chaucer's services to English metre. 2. (A) Tarn the following passages into modern English, adding 14 brief explanatory notes where necessary :
(a) Was ther no philosophre in al thy toun ?
Is no tyme bet than other in swich cas ?
(6) Who lyued euer in swich delyt o day
That him ne moeaed other conscience,
Or Ire, or talent, or som kin affray ?
And turnen snbstance in-to accident,
To fulfille al thy likerons talent !
To haue her felawes in peyne and and disese ;
Onr termes been so clergial and so queynte.
That euery wyghte hath deyntee to chaffare
With hem, and eek to sellen hem her ware. (f) I rekke nener, whan that they ben beryed.
Though that her soules goon a blakeberyed ! (B) Explain
(a) Flemer of feendes out of hym and here.
3. Write some remarks on Paradise Regained as a didactic epic. Criticize the banquet scene, and the answer to the 'philosophical' temptation. Quote, from the description of Athens, the lines referring to the · famous orators.' 4. Annotate:
(a) But what have been thy answers ? what bot dark,
Ambignous, and with donble sense delading,
The Gentiles ; henceforth oracles are ceased.
When Agrican with all his northern powers
Both Paynim, and the peers of Charlemane.
Therefore one of these
Maugre the Roman.
In chorus or iambio, teachers best
Of moral prudence, with delight received
High actions and high passions best describing. 5. State in your own words, the main thesis of the Essay on Man, and 10 quote the concluding lines of the poem, in which it is summed up.
* In his choice of his subject Pope was the man of his age : he was no le88 so in the form.' Discuss this.
6. Annotate the following passages, indicating the connexion of 18 each with the argument :
(a) If the great end be human happiness,
Then natare deviates, and can man do less ?...
Why charge we heav'n in those, in these acquit ?
A mortal man unfold all nature's law,
And show'd a Newton as we show an ape.
The virtue nearest to our vice ally'd :
And Nero reigns a Titas, if he will.
For ills or accidents that chance to all.
Was this their virtue, or contempt of life?
One self-approving hoar whole years out-weighs
7. Write a short notice of Arthur Hallam.
Illastrate from In Memoriam Tennyson's ' power of putting Nature under contribution to help him in delineating moods of feeling.' 8. Annotate :
What hope is here for modern rhyme
To him, who turns a musing eye
On songs, and deeds, and lives, that lie
May bind a book, may line a box,
May serve to curl a maiden's locks,
And passing, turn the page that tells
A grief, then changed to something else,
Shall ring with music all the same :
To breathe my loss is more than fame,