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"The scourge of impostors, the terror of quacks."
51. Who is so called in Goldsmith's "Retaliation" ?
52. What is the radical mistake in Cowper's translation of Homer?
53. What two Tickells appear in our literary history?
54. Mr. Craik, in speaking of Burns, remarks that in one class of words, important to a poet, the Scottish dialect is particularly rich?
55. What special resource has a Scottish writer when he wishes to rise from the light or familiar style to one of greater elevation or earnestness?
56. What does Mr. Craik consider to be, as a picture of manners, Burns' greatest performance?
57. What two pieces does he quote to illustrate the sagacity and sterling good sense, as well as manliness and high spirit, of Burns?
58. What is the fine poem in which he images to us his own vocation as a poet?
59. Which of our recent poets appears to have had the truest feeling for Chaucer and Spenser?
60. Leigh Hunt remarks that if the excellences of three different poets in the writing of Heroic verse could be combined, we should have that metre in perfection?
61. How did the old use of the verb to endeavour differ from the modern?
62. From what quarter have we derived the words "fetish," "fetishism"?
63. What account do you give of the for in "forbid," "fordo," &c. ? 64. What is the proper account of the termination of the word "righteous"?
65. The ordinal "second" is borrowed from the French; what word supplied its place in Anglo-Saxon?
66. The history of the word drake is curious; what part of the word is alone radical?
67. What is the termination of the dative plural in Anglo-Saxon ? and in what English words does this termination survive?
68. What mistake is sometimes made with respect to the word eaves? 69. In the word "hight" what account do you give of the g and the t?
70. How may we account for the tendency of the Teutonic languages to throw back the principal accent of words?
71. What remarks does Mr. Marsh make on the peculiarities of Mrs. Browning's versification?.
72. What was the earliest grammar of the Langue d'Oil?
73. Mr. Marsh remarks that the language of the "Ormulum" is more easily mastered, and contains fewer words of unknown meaning, than a work written above a century later?
74. What does Mr. Marsh state as the result of a comparison between the English of Langland and of Chaucer?
75. How is the name of Alexander Gil connected with the history of our language?
1. Write a short Essay on the essential characters of a good Dictionary, and, in particular, of a good Dictionary of the English Language. Point out the defects and blemishes of Johnson, Richardson, and Web
2. Show that the peculiar characteristics of the English, Irish, and Scottish nations may be traced in their respective contributions to our common Literature.
3. Give a historical sketch of the relation between Politics and Literature in England from the Restoration to the end of the Eighteenth Century.
4. Characterize the genius of Cowper; and give a critical estimate of his principal poems.
5. Write out the plot of "Measure for Measure," or of " The Winter's Tale."
1. What are the two chief exceptions to the general rule, that money paid in pursuance of an illegal contract cannot be recovered back?
2. Although an infant may bind himself by a contract to pay for necessary articles, yet he cannot bind himself by settling an account or passing a bill of exchange for the same articles; state the reason of the difference.
3. In what cases can a contract entered into with a lunatic be enforced?
4. In what cases is it necessary to appoint an agent by deed, and why? 5. In what cases will the abandonment or forbearance of an action be a sufficient consideration for a promise to pay money, and when not? State the principles.
6. In what cases will parol evidence be received for the purpose of qualifying the sense of a written contract?
7. What are the peculiar incidents of a contract of record?
8. In what cases will a request be implied for an executed consideration?
9. In what cases will the promise be implied, as well as the request?
10. Those gentlemen who intend to profess the civil and ecclesiastical laws are indispensably obliged to study our commercial laws; why?
11. Why were not the laws of England taught in the Universities formerly as the civil and canon laws were?
12. How is the right to transfer property deduced from the doctrine that occupancy is the foundation of property?
13. The interest of a party entitled in remainder to personal chattels appears of a precarious nature; what remedy does the law provide for this disadvantage?
14. There are three modes of acquiring a special property in animals feræ naturæ ?
15. State some examples of what Mr. Stephens calls incorporeal
16. What are the rights of the husband with respect to a lease for lives, and to a lease for years, respectively, belonging to the wife?
17. In what case does coverture protect a married woman absolutely from criminal prosecution? and why?
18. The law relating to an indictment against a married woman differs from the law relating to an action in one important point of form?
19. What are in law the different effects of an adjournment, prorogation, and dissolution of Parliament? Does every prorogation make a fresh session?
20. What is the proper evidence of a private Act of Parliament, or of the journals of either House?
21. Who are the proper visitors of the various sorts of corporations, viz., ecclesiastical, civil law, and eleemosynary?
22. State five modes in which a corporation may be dissolved.
23. What are the chief differences between courts of record and courts not of record?
24. What is the jurisdiction of the Court of Queen's Bench not possessed by the other courts of common law?
25. What was the ordinary jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery? 26. Too much severity in punishments often defeats its own object?
1. Are restrictions on the importation of foreign manufactures by an agricultural country, or on that of raw produce by a manufacturing country, more injurious to the labouring class?
2. Show that wages and cost of labour are no real criteria of one another.
3. The opposition of pecuniary interest between the capitalist and the labourer indicated by Ricardo's law is to a great extent only apparent?
4. According to Senior, what are the causes which determine the comparative wages of the labouring population in two parishes?
5. Adam Smith is of opinion that the American mines produced no perceptible effect on prices in England before 1570; upon what grounds? 6. What would be the effect of an increased demand in England for any foreign commodity ?
7. Can foreign commerce have any effect in raising profits?
8. It is commonly said that British manufacturers labour under a disadvantage in foreign markets on account of the lower wages paid by their foreign rivals; show that this is erroneous as a general statement, but that in certain cases it is true.
9. What would be the effect on the exchanges of an increased issue of an inconvertible currency?
10. According to A. Smith, has the dominion over her colonies been advantageous to Great Britain?
PRIZE EXAMINATION PAPERS IN THE JUNIOR
1. When light is refracted by a lens, prove that the rectangle under the distances of the radiant and conjugate points from the foci of parallel rays coming in the opposite direction, in each case, is equal to the square of the focal length.
2. Find the position of minimum deviation of a ray passing through a prism.
3. Given the error in altitude, find the error in time.
4. When Saturn is near the nodes of the ring, it may have, in the same year, two disappearances and reappearances; prove this fully by a figure.
5. If the mercurial column in the barometer gauge of an air-pump stand at 30 inches, and after 12 turns it has sunk to 17 inches; compare the capacities of the receiver and barrel.
6. Prove that the velocity at any point x, of the path of a projectile is equal to that which a body would acquire in falling through a height (h-y), when h is the height due to the velocity of projection.
7. A small object is placed successively at 25, 15, and 5 inches from a concave mirror of 1 foot focal length; exhibit by figures the circumstances of its image in the three cases.
8. A similar object is placed successively at the same distances from a convex lens of the same focal length; exhibit by figures the circumstances of its image in the three cases.
9. A vessel of water revolves round a vertical axis; determine the form of the free surface of the fluid under the combined action of centrifugal force and gravity.