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What was the date and what were the consequences of the Convention of Saratoga ?


I. 1. What circumstances seem to have given rise to the belief that equality of property was one of the

6. What was the date and what were the consequences of the Convention of Saratoga ?



(Professor McCoy.)

1. Explain Elie de Beaumont's Theory of the relations between the ages, relative positions, and direction of mountain chains, giving as many examples as you can in proof of his views.

2. Give some details of the method of finding the shape of the earth by the pendulum; and state the rule by which equal oscillations may be pro- duced at any point on the earth's surface.

3. Describe the position, extent, and physical charac- ters of the principal Silvas, Pampas, and Llanos of South America.

4. Describe as fully as you can the position, elevation, and proportions of the more marked features of the tableland of Mexico.

5. Trace the lines of the principal Volcanoes of the world, giving the positions of the chief active ones.

6. What is Darwin's classification of Coral Reefs ? 7. State the main cause of the deflexion of the Polar

marine currents, and their size and velocity at the Equator.

8. Which has the superficial current or the deep sub- marine one in Baffin's Bay, the higher tempera- ture, and velocity; and why ?

M A T R I C U L A T I O N — E X H I B I T I O N S , F . T . 1864. c l i x

9. Explain the physical characters which produce the changes in the Barometer enabling you to use it as a measure of altitude, and give the numerical expression for the relative changes in a few cases for example.

10. Explain what is meant by the " Dew-point," the circumstances affecting the deposition of Dew, and the methods of observing or measuring it.


(Professor Irving.)

(In valuing this paper special regard wrill be had to the clearness of the writing and to the style as well as to the correctness of the answers.)

1. Write a brief description of

(a.) The defence of the bridge by Horatius Hermi- nius and Lartius.


(b.) The death of Cceur-de-Lion.

2. Mention the author of each of the following and the work in which each occurs :

(1.) Tis not in mortals to command success.

(2.) The western waves of ebbing day Rolled o'er the glen their level way.

(3.) He left a name at which the world grew pale To point a moral or adorn a tale.

(4.) A youth to fortune and to fame unknown.


(5.) We carved not a line and we raised not a stone But we left him alone with his glory.

(6.) Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves.

3. In whose reigns and between what years did the following English writers live Arnold Bacon Chaucer Hallam Milton Scott? State for what works and on what subjects they are best known.

4. Classify all the words in the subjoined extract under one or other of these four heads—(a) De- rived from Saxon (b) Derived from Latin indi;

rectly through French (c) Derived from Latin directly (d) Derived from sources neither Saxon nor Latin.

" T h e Knights Templars fought in the Holy Land with consummate valour discipline activity and zeal: but they fought for themselves not for the common cause of Christianity. They were an independent army owing no subordination to the King or Bishop of Jerusalem or to any of the Sovereigns who placed themselves at the head of a Crusade. They supported or thwarted accord- ing to their own views the plans of campaigns, joined vigorously in the enterprise or stood aloof in sullen disapprobation : they made or broke treaties. Thus formidable to the enemies of the faith they were not less so to its champions. There was a constant rivalry with the Knights of St.

John not of generous emulation but of power and even of sordid gain."

5. I n a recently published book the following sentence occurs—

" These two travelled together to the furthest point of mutual distance."

MATRICULATION—EXHIBITIONS, F.T. 1864. clxi Shew that in its present form it is meaningless.

State what 3-ou suppose to have been the author's meaning and express it in a correct form.

6. I t is recorded that the Court Fool of King Henry V I I I . once said to him " 0 good Harry, let thou and I defend one another, and the Faith alone to defend itself." Do you consider this speech grammatically correct? If not explain fully your reasons.

7. Dean Alford quotes from a newspaper the following remark on a speech of the Queen's which was audible " Few Ladies except Her Majesty could have mpde themselves heard." Point out and correct the fault in this.

8. Morell mentions certain classes' of English names among which there are mam- Celtic words. W h a t are these ? Give also a few Celtic words in ordi- nary use not belonging to any of these classes.

9. Analyse according to Morell's first second and third scheme this sentence " T h e y erected also great stones so cunningly fitted upon one another that if the upper one were touched in a certain place, though only with a finger, it would rock."

10. Analyse this sentence in the same manner—

And even then he turned : and more and more The moony vapour rolling round the King Who seemed the phantom of a giant in it Enwound him fold by fold, and made him gray And grayer till himself became as mist

Before her, moving ghostlike to his doom.


(4.) FRENCH.

(Professor Irving.) 1. Translate carefully—

Pendant qu'on attenda.it cette permission, les Russes, qui nvaient pris 1'armee du roi prisonnieTe, avaient passe le Borysthene, et approchaicnt pour le prendre lui-meme: enfin le bacha d'Oczakou envoya dire au roi qu'il fournirait une petite barque pour sa porsonne et pour deux ou trois hommes de sa suite. Dans cette extremite les Suedois prirent de force cc qu'ils ne pouvaient avoir de g r e ; quelques-uns allerent a- I'autrc bord, dans une petite nacelle, se saisir de quelques batteaux, et les amener a leur rivage : ce fut leur salut; car les patrons des barques turques, crai- gnant de perdre une occasion de gagne beaucoup, vinrent en fouie offrir leurs services : precisement dans le mSmc temps la reponsc favorable du seraskier de Bender arrivait aussi; et le roi eut la douleur de voir cinq cents hommes do sa suite saisis par ses ennemis, dont il entendait les bravades insultantes. Le bacha d'Oczakou lui demanda par un interprete pardon de cos retarde- ments qui etaient cause do la, prise de ces cinq cents homines, et le supplia de vouloir bien ne point s'en plaindre au grand-seigneur. Charles le promit, non sans lui faire une reprimande comme s'il eut parle a un de ses sujets.

2. Translate carefully—

Si Damis s'en etait mele, tout serait dans les regies; il y aurait partout de 1'elegance et de

MATRICULATION—EXHIBITIONS, F.T. 1864. clxiii 1'erudition, et il ne manquerait pas de vous ex- agerer lui-meme toutes les pieces du repas qu'il vous donnerait, et de vous faire tomber d'accord de sa haute capacite dans la science des bons morceaux; de vous parler d'un pain de rive a biseau dore, releve de croute partout, croquant tendrement sous la dent; d'un vin a seve veloutee, arme d'un vert qui n'est point trop commandant;

d'un carre de mouton gourmande de persil; d'une longe de veau de riviere, longue comme cela, blanche, delicate, et qui, sous les dents, est une vraie pate d'amande; de perdrix relovees d'un fumet surprenant; et pour son opeVa, d'une soupe h bouillon perle, souteiiuo d'un jeune gros clindon cantonne de pigeonneaux, et couronne d'oignons blancs niaries avec la cliicoree. Mais, pour moi, je vous avoue mon ignorance; et, comme M.

Jourdain a fort bien dit, je voudrais que le repas flit plus digne de vous etre offert.

3. Give the English of (1) J'en demeure d'accord (2) Cela vous sied a merveille (3) II est ceans careme- prenant tous les jours (4) Chasser son roi avec des dehors respectueux (5) Le cbancelier eventa son projet (G) L'importuner de placets sur des bagatelles.

4. Give the derivation and the meaning of careme emb^guine enj61eur raalitorne trucheman subju- guer ensuite.

5. From what Latin words are the following derived soupgon sembler fait ecouter serment toit pen manger ? Mention any other words similarly formed to any of these.

clxiv EXAMINATION PAPERS, 6. Translate into French—

This result doubtless quite unforeseen sprang from several causes. The first is evidently the novelty the extent the variety of the spectacle which presented itself to the eyes of the crusaders.

I t is a commonplace remark that the mind of tra- vellers frees itself, that the habit of observing dif- ferent nations, different customs, different opinions extends the ideas, sets the judgment free of old prejudices. The same thing happened among those travelled nations whom people have called the crusaders : their mind was opened and raised by this alone that they saw a number of different tilings, knew- customs different from their own.

Besides they found themselves in relation to two civilizations not merely different but more ad- vanced : on the one hand Greek, on the other Mussulman society. Doubtless Greek society, though its civilization w-as enervated perverted dying, produced on the crusaders the effect of a society more advanced more polished more en- lightened than theirs.

ORDINARY E X A M I N A T I O N S , F . T . 1864. c l x v


J U N I O R G R E E K . (Professor Irving.)

.ffiscHYLUs, Prometheus Bound. HERODOTUS, Clio.

[In parsing a verb, give its tense mood and voice ,- the first persons of its present f u t u r e perfect and second aorist active and perfect passive, i f these tenses are in, use ; i f not, then those of the present f u t u r e and perfect employed by it.]

1. Translate literally—

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»/£ftC c t X a i r u i ' ipiiXov, oi rrpbg j/Xi'ov v a i o v a i 7r>;yatc, i v B a Troraiibg AiBioip.

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2. Translate literally—

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3. Give an account of the conquest of the Greek cities