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(1.) The dates and particulars of two remarkable occasions on which the East India Company were indebted to British Medical Officers for privileges obtained by them; with the nature of the privileges.
(2.) The dates of the establishment in Bengal of the Portuguese, the French, the Danes, and the Dutch; and the localities selected by them respectively.
(3.) When, and by what Viceroy, was Chittagong attached to Bengal ? Whence did the expedition for its conquest set out?
(4.) The object of the deputation of Sir William Norris to the Court of Aurungzebe: and the result of the mission.
Trace the route pursued by him, after landing, to the Emperor's camp.
(5.) The changes introduced by Moorshed Kooly Khan in the collection of the revenue.
What sum did he annually remit to Delhi after paying all the expenses of his government ?
(6.) The date of the accession, and that of the death of Ali Verdy Khan. How was his reign for the most part occupied.
What means of protection against the common enemy did he permit the English to have recourse to ?
(7.) The principal events which brought on the battle of Plassey; with its immediate consequences.
(8.) Does Stewart's History represent the life and action of a nation ? For the most part do glorious actions adorn, or great crimes stain its pages? Select from it those facts which, in your estimation, are most praiseworthy.
(1.) Sum up the fractions + j - $ + and reduce each fraction to its corresponding decimal fraction. (2.) How many cubic feet are there contained in a ship cabin
feet. inch. whose length is 7 13
breadth 5 5
(3.) Multiply (1 +1) by (1 – V=1). Divide 16 into two such parts that their product may
(4.) Express the exact times when the hour and minute hands of a watch, will form straight lines between the hours of one and four. (5.)
Two different kinds of metal, weighing together more than P pounds, one of which is m" times as heavy as water, the other m' times, are to be united and to weigh m times as much as water. How many pounds must be taken from each piece ?
THEORY OF NUMBERS.
(6.) Shew that the product of any three consecutive whole numbers is divisible by 6.
(7.) Prove that when a number is represented in the form n =a &c., it will have (q − 1) (r — 1) (s — 1) &c. different divisors. By how many numbers is 720 divisible ?
THEORY OF NUMBERS.
Afternoon Paper. (1.) Express the common number 70 in the binary scale; and reduce 123,46 of the denary to the duodenary scale.
(2.) The number 4504511 in the senary is expressed by 170571 in an unknown scale; find it.
(3.) Shew that similar right-lined figures are in the duplicate ratio of their homologous sides.
(4.) If from any point O within a triangle ABC there be drawn Oa, Ob, Oc, to the sides, and from the angles Aa', Bb', Ce', be drawn parallel
Οα Ob Ос to these; shew that:
Сс" (5.) Planes to which the same right line is perpendicular are parallel to each other.
(1.) Give a comparative description of Great Britain, France, and Russia.
(2.) What republics are there in America ? Give a description of each, and state of what countries they were formerly colonies.
(3.) Describe the courses of the Mississippi, the Paraguay, the Euphrates, the Indus, the Brahmapootra, and the Irrawady.
(4.) What four rivers have their sources in the Altain range, and in what lakes have the Sutledge, the Oxus, and the Oby, their sources ?
(5.) Describe the situations of lake Chad, the desert of Shams, the Volcano Demavend, the Prairies, the Pampas, Gibraltar, Singapore, Hong-Kong and Demerara. And on what islands are Stockholm, Copenhagen, Venice and Cape Horn?
(6.) Give an account of the mountain chains of Asia, their situations, directions, extent, and elevations. Where is Kunchinginga, the highest known mountain ?
Give a description of the Northern Provinces and States of India, their situations, chief cities, &c., name those under British protection, and those which are independent.
Afternoon Paper. (1.) The day, hour, and place, being given, how may we find by the globe, where the sun is then rising or setting, and where it is noon, or midnight?
(2.) If the time at Greenwich indicated by a chronometer, be 2 hrs. 6 m. 30 s. at the same instant that it is 8 o'clock in Calcutta, what is the longitude of Calcutta ? and for the same instant what time will it be at Bombay, the longitude of which is 72° 49' 19".
(3.) What are the trade winds and the Monsoons? In what regions do they respectively prevail ? In what directions, and at what times do they occur? Where is the region of calms ?
(4.) Make a map of the Atlantic Ocean, and put down the situation of the principal capes, seaports, islands, &c.
(5.) Make a map of the Malay Peninsula, including China, and the Philippine and Sunda islands.
USE OF TIME-PUNCTUALITY-AND DISPATCH.
Very few persons are good economists of their fortune, and still fewer of their time; and yet of the two the latter is the more precious. Young people apt to think they have so much time before them, that they may squander what they please of it, and yet have enough left; as the possession of very great fortunes has frequently seduced people to a ruinous profusion-fatal mistakes, always repented of, but always too late. “ Time is
man's estate.” I would earnestly recommend the care of those minutes and quarters of hours, in the course of the day, which people sometimes think too short to deserve their attention : and yet, if summed up at the end of the year, would amount to a very considerable portion of time.
Many people lose a great deal of their time by laziness, they loll and yawn in a great chair, telling themselves that they have not time to begin any thing then, and that it will do as well another time. This is a most unfortunate disposition, and the greatest obstruction, to both knowledge and business. Young persons have no right nor claim to laziness : being but just listed in the service of the world, they must be active, diligent, and indefatigable. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
One method I will recommend to you, by which I have found great benefit in every part of my life: that is, to rise early; and at the same hour every morning, how late soever you may have sat up the night before. This secures you an hour or two, at least, before the common interruptions of the morning begin.
Our lives, says Seneca, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, yet acting as though there would be no end of them : and though we, in general, seem grieved at the shortness of life, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The youth longs to be of age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honours, then to retire.
অথ সত্যবীর কথা।
পূৰ্ব্বকালে হস্তিনা নগরে মহামল্ল নামে এক যবনরাজ ছিলেন তিনি সমুদ্রপৰ্য্যন্ত ভূমণ্ডল শাসনকরিয়া রাজ্য করেন। মহামল্লের ঐশ্বৰ্য্যাসহনশীল কাফররাজ সৈন্য সমূহেতে বেষ্টিত হইয়া মহা মল্লের সহিত যুদ্ধ করিতে তাহার নিকটে গেলেন। যুবনেশ্বর কাফররাজকে নিকটোপস্থিত জানিয়া বাকি দেশজ এবং অন্য দেশীয় লক্ষ লক্ষ অশ্বেত্তমেতে পরিবৃত হইয়া নগরােপান্তে গিয়া সমর স্বীকার করিলেন । তদনন্তর উভয় পক্ষের যুদ্ধে যবনরাজের যােদ্ধা সকল কাফররাজের বলবান বীরগণ কর্তৃক তাড্যমান হইয়া রণভূমি হইতে পলায়ন করিল। পশ্চাৎ যেমন সিহভয়েতে হস্তিযুথ পলায়ন করে সেই প্রকার মরণ ভয়ে পলায়মান নিজ যােদ্ধাগণকে দেখিয়া যবনেশ্বর কহিতেছেন হে আমার যােদ্ধা সকল তােমারদের মধ্যে রাজা কিম্বা রাজপুত্র এমত কেহ নাই যে সম্রতি অরি ভয়েতে ভয় আমার সেনাগণকে নিজ বাহুবলে কিঞ্চিৎকালের নিমিত্তে স্থির করিতে পারে। যবনস্বামির এই বাক্য শুনিয়া কর্ণাটজাতি নরসিংহদেব নামা রাজকুমার এবং চৌহানজাতি চাচিকদেব নামে এক রাজপুত্র এই দুই জন রাজাকে নিবেদন করিলেন হে স্বামি নীচগামি সলিল প্রায় শত্রুভয়ে পলায়মান যে তােমার সেনাগণ তাহারদিগকে সম্রতি কে নিবারণ করিতে পারে, যদি আপনি একক্ষণ ইতস্ততত ভূমণ করিয়া এখানে পুনশ্চ আসিয়া দেখেন তবে আমরা তােমার শত্রুকে খঙ্গ ধারের পরিচিত কিম্বা চিতাশায়ী করি ।