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12. Great wits are sure to madness near-allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide ;
Punish a body which he could not please,
13. Explain accurately the meaning of the clauses, or words which in the following passages are printed in italics :(k) To compass this the triple bond he broke ;
The pillars of the public safety shook. (1) Such were the tools; but a whole Hydra more
Remains of sprouting heads too long to score.. (m) His long chin proved his wit; his saint-like grace
A church-vermilion, and a Moses' face. (n) Few words he said ; but easy those and fit,
More slow than Hybla-drops, and far more sweet. 14. Whateley says that Metaphor and Simile differ only in form; the Resemblance, or Analogy, being in the latter stated, and in the former implied.
Adopting this definition, state whether in the following lines there is pure Metaphor; pure Simile; or a mixture of both,pointing out those words which, in your judgment, constitute either one or the other.
Heaven has to all allotted, soon or late,
BYRON, CHILDE HAROLD.-Canto 3rd. ]. State very briefly what you conceive to be the peculiar characteristics of Lord Byron's style.
- - Above me are the Alps,
Gather around these summits, as to show
--All that most endears
Such as Harmodius drew on Athens' tyrant.
4. Whateley, in his definitions of Poetry and Prose, says, that Poetry is “ elegant and decorated language in metre, expressing such and such thoughts ;" and Prose" such and such thoughts expressed in good language."
Explain fully the force of the distinction here shadowed forth. 5. Italia! too, Italia! looking on thee,
Full flashes on the soul the light of ages,
Who glorify thy consecrated pages.
Thy tide washed down the blood of yesterday
But o'er the blackened Memory's blighting dream
Thy waves would vainly roll, all sweeping as they seem. Give an accurate prose rendering of these lines. 7. (a) Either you or I are in fault.
(6) Either you or I is in fault.
(d) Neither you nor I is in fault. State which of these four expressions are logically correct; and give clearly the reasons for your statement.
8. Where did Lord Byron die ? And in what political work was he then heartily engaged ?
BACON: ESSAYS. 9. Who was Lord Bacon's early patron and what was his fate ?
10. Distinguish as shortly as possible between Simulation and Dissimulation.
11. « Envy is as the sun-beams that beam hotter upon a bank, or steep rising ground, than upon a flat."
Show the full fone of this observation.
12. Give the etymological meaning of the following words :trivial, scandal, forwardness, anathema, error, impediment, libel, virtue, sycophant, superstition, wit.
13. " Visanthropi that make it their practice to bring men to the bough, and yet lave never a tree for the purpose of their gniems as Timam kand; such disparities are the very errors of human natur ; and yet they are the fittest timber to make great guvatses of; like to kuce-timber, that is good for ships that are ordained to be task, but not for building houses that shall stand firm."
Paraphrase this passage : ani afterwards explain accurately the meaning of the runts, and cause in italies.
14. Bacon says a great remedy of sedition is to remove want and poverty in the State ; and that for this purpose sumptuary laws are of great avail. :
State clearly what is to be understood by this term ; and enumerate several of such laws which have, at various times, had force in England.
15. “To be master of the Sea is an abridgment of a monarchy. * * * We see the great effects of battles by Sea : the battle of Actium decided the empire of the world ; the battle of Lepanto arrested the progress of the Turks. There be many examples where Sea-fights have been final to the war; but this is when princes or states have set up their rest upon the battles.” (a) Explain the above use of “abridgment.” (6) Who were the commanders of the opposite fleets at Actium ? (c) When was fought the battle of Lepanto ? Give the name of the leader of the victorious armament, (d) “ Set up their rest”-explain clearly this expression.
16. Give a brief analysis of Bacon's Essay “ On Studies.”
COWPER : POEMS.
And Wolfe's great name compatriot with his own. Give very shortly, the particulars of the deaths of these great men respectively. 2. The cattle mourn in corners ; where the fence
Screens them; and seem half petrified to sleep
(a) Give a paraphrase of these lines ; observing accurately the etymological meanings of the words printed in italics. (6) What other English poet has given a similar description ?
3. State shortly, in plain prose, the distinction which Cowper draws between “ Knowledge ” and “ Wisdom.”
The lapse of Time and Rivers is the same,
Neglected leaves a dreary waste behind.
5. Enumerate in as few sentences as may be, the points wherein Cowper's poetry differs from that of Pope and his imitators. What great Master of later years has carried Cowper’s principles of Art more fully out ? 6. Where men of judgment creep and feel their way
The positive pronounce without dismay ;
By sparks, absurdity strikes out of pride.
But me, scarce hoping to attain that rest-
Sets me more distant from a prosp'rous course.