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12. Great wits are sure to madness near-allied,

And thin partitions do their bounds divide ;
Else why should he, with wealth and honor blest,
Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ?

Punish a body which he could not please,
. Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease ?
Paraphrase accurately this passage.
To whom is reference here made ?

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,
Some lucky revolution of their fate :
Whose motions if we watch with skill,
(For human good depends on human will,)
Our fortune rolls as from a smooth descent
And from the first impression takes the bent;
But if unseized she glides away like wind
And leaves repenting folly far behind.

THIRD CLASS.

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,
The palaces of nature, whose vast walls
Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps,
And throned Eternity in icy halls
Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls
The avalanche—the thunderbolt of snow!
All that expands the spirit, yet appals,

Gather around these summits, as to show
How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below.
Give a very accurate paraphrase of these lines.

--All that most endears
Glory is when the myrtle wreathes a sword

Such as Harmodius drew on Athens' tyrant.
Explain fully the historical-allusion.

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,
Since the fierce Carthaginian almost won thee
To the last halo of the chiefs and sages

Who glorify thy consecrated pages.
What great victory did Hannibal gain in Italy itself? .
Give a rapid sketch of the career of Hannibal after that vic-
tory was won.

Thy tide washed down the blood of yesterday
And all was stainless, and on thy clear stream
Glass'd with its dancing light the sunny ray;

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.
(c) Neither you nor I are 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.

FOURTH Class.

COWPER : POEMS.

Praise enough
To fill th' ambition of a private man
That Chatham's language was his mother tongue

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
In unrecumbent sadness. There they wait
Their wonted fodder ; not like hungering man
Fretful if unsupplied ; but silent, meek,
And patient of the slow-paced swain's delay.

(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,
Both speed their journey with a restless stream ;
The silent pace with which they steal away
No wealth can bribe, no prayers persuade to stay:
Alike irrevocable both when pass’d,
And a wide Ocean swallows both at last.
Though each resembles each in every part,
A difference strikes at length the musing heart;
Streams never flow in vain; where streams abound
How laughs the land with various plenty crown'd!
But Time that should enrich the nobler Mind

Neglected leaves a dreary waste behind.
Paraphrase this passage.

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 ;
Their want of light and intellect supplied

By sparks, absurdity strikes out of pride.
Quote, if you can, a parallel passage in the works of another poet.

But me, scarce hoping to attain that rest-
Always from port withheld, always distress'd, -
Me, howling blasts drive devious, tempest-toss'd,
Sails ripp'd, seams opening wide, and compass lost;
And day by day some current's thwarting force

Sets me more distant from a prosp'rous course.
Give a very accurate prose rendering of this passage.

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