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Translate the following passages into English :

1. Beginning, Quid accidit? cur dira barbaræ minus.. Ending, Nulla expiatur victima.

HORACE, Epodon Liber, v. 61–90.

2. Beginning, Non possum reticere, Deæ, qua Manlius in re...... Ending, Tale fuit nobis Manlius auxilium.

CATULLUS, Carm., lxyiii. 41-66.

3. Beginning, Ite, rates curvas et leti texite causas: Ending, Pætus ut occiderit, tot coiere mala. PROPERTIUS, lib. iii. Eleg. vii. 29-54

4. Beginning, Gentis Aquitanæ celeber Messala triumphis, . . . . Ending, Cantat, et applauso tela sonat latere.

TIBULLUS, Eleg., lib. 11. i. 33–66.

1. Give an account of the political mission of Horace.

2. Compare the positions of Horace, Propertius, and Tibullus, in relation to the court of Augustus.

3. The structure of the Metamorphoses betrays at once the occasions for which it was written.

4. Merivale mentions a clue to guide inquiries as to the cause of the banishment of Ovid.

5. Explain the metre in which the Atys of Catullus is written.

6. What powers did the title of Princeps Senatus and the Potestas Tribunitia respectively confer on Augustus?

7. The time chosen for the revival of the Ludi Sæculares showed the usual tact of Augustus?


Translate the following passage into Latin Prose :


Those who cast their eye on the general revolutions of society will find, that, as all the improvements of the human mind had reached nearly to their state of perfection about the age of Augustus, there was a sensible decline from that point or period; and men thenceforth relapsed gradually into ignorance and barbarism. The unlimited extent of the Roman empire, and the consequent despotism of the monarchs, extinguished all emulation, debased the generous spirits of men, and depressed that noble flame, by which all the refined arts must be cherished and enlivened. The military government which soon succeeded, rendered even the lives and properties of men insecure and precarious; and proved destructive to those vulgar and more necessary arts of agriculture, manufactures, and commerce; and in the end, to the military art and genius itself, by which alone the immense fabric of the empire could be supported. The irrup

tions of the barbarous nations, which soon followed, overwhelmed all human knowledge, which was already far in its decline; and men sunk every age deeper into ignorance, stupidity, and superstition; till the light of ancient science and history had very nearly suffered a total extinction in all the European nations.-HUME.

Translate the following passage into Latin Lyric Verse :


How richly glows the water's breast
Before us, tinged with evening hues,
While, facing thus the crimson west,
The boat her silent course pursues!
And see how dark the backward stream;
A little moment past so smiling!
And still, perhaps with faithless gleam,
Some other loiterers beguiling.
Such views the youthful bard allure;
But, heedless of the following gloom,
He deems their colours shall endure
Till peace go with him to the tomb.
And let him nurse his fond deceit,
And what if he must die in sorrow!
Who would not cherish dreams so sweet,
Tho' grief and pain may come to-morrow!


Translate the following passage into Greek Prose :—

The antients relate that man was the work of Prometheus, and formed of clay; only the artificer mixed in with the mass particles taken from other animals. And being desirous to improve his workmanship, and endow, as well as create, the human race, he stole up to heaven with a bundle of birch rods, and kindling them at the chariot of the Sun, thence brought down fire to the earth for the service of men. They add that for this meritorious act Prometheus was repayed with ingratitude by mankind, so that, forming a conspiracy, they arraigned him before Jupiter. But the matter was otherwise received than they imagined; for the accusation proved extremely grateful to Jupiter and the gods, insomuch that, delighted with the action, they not only indulged mankind with the use of fire, but moreover conferred upon them a most acceptable and desirable present, viz. perpetual youth. But men laid this present of the gods upon an ass, who, being extremely thirsty, strayed to a fountain. The serpent, who was guardian thereof, would not suffer him to drink but upon condition of receiving the burden he carried. The silly ass complied, and thus the perpetual renewal of youth was, for a drop of water, transferred from men to the race of serpents.-BACON.

Translate the following passage into Greek Trimeter Iambics :

Officer. Samson, this second message from our lords
To thee I am bid say. Art thou our slave,



Our captive, at the public mill our drudge,
And darest thou at our sending and command
Dispute thy coming? Come without delay;
Or we shall find such engines to assail
And hamper thee, as thou shalt come of force,
Tho' thou wert firmlier fasten'd than a rock.


Samson. I could be well content to try their art,
Which to no few of them would prove pernicious.
Yet knowing their advantages too many,
Because they shall not trail me through their streets
Like a wild beast, I am content to go.
Masters' commands come with a power resistless
To such as owe them absolute subjection;
And for a life who will not change his purpose
(So mutable are all the ways of men) ?
Yet this, be sure, is nothing to comply
Scandalous, or forbidden in our law.


History and English Literature.

I.—1. Write short notices of the principal English prose authors of the Elizabethan age (omitting Bacon).



2. State Johnson's views on the true principles of poetical translation. 3. Give the substance of Johnson's remarks on the supposed "slow sale and tardy reputation" of Paradise Lost.


4. What is Johnson's estimate of the philosophical and poetical merits of Pope's "Essay on Man"?

5. Characterize the genius and poetic style of Young and of Thomson. 6. Write a critical essay on Coleridge, or Campbell, or Crabbe.

II.1. Explain the allusions in the following quotations from Milton:


"The wealth of Ormus."

"Herself a fairer flow'r by gloomy Dis

Was gather'd."•

"That sweet grove

Of Daphne by Orontes."

"His golden scales, yet seen Betwixt Astrea and the Scorpion sign."

"The sociable spirit, that deign'd To travel with Tobias, and secured

His marriage with the seventimes-wedded maid."


2. Explain the construction of the following sentence:-
"No sooner had the Almighty ceas'd, but all
The multitude of Angels, with a shout
Loud as from numbers without number, sweet
As from blest voices, uttering joy, Heav'n rung
With jubilee."




"As that sole bird,
When to enshrine his relics in the sun's
Bright temple, to Egyptian Thebes he flies."



4. Illustrate, from a passage of Milton, the derivation and primary meaning of the word "quintessence."

"All th' unaccomplish'd works of Nature's hand,
Abortive, monstrous, or unkindly mix'd,
Dissolved on earth, fleet hither, and in vain



5. Write notes on the allusions in the following sentences of Pope :"Rise, honest muse! and sing the Man of Ross: Pleas'd Vaga echoes through her winding bounds." "Gallant and gay, in Cliefden's proud alcove, The bower of wanton Shrewsbury and love." "Even in an ornament its place remark, Nor in an hermitage set Doctor Clarke." "Odious! in woollen! 'twould a saint provoke,' Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke." "Or why so long (in life if long can be) Lent Heaven a parent to the poor and me?" "Shall parts so various aim at nothing new? He'll shine a Tully and a Wilmot too."


Till final dissolution, wander here,

Not in the neighbouring moon, as some have dream'd."

a. Where does Milton place his Paradise of Fools?

b. Write a note on the word "unkindly."

c. To whom does Milton allude in the words "as some have dream'd"?

d. Where, and how, does Pope refer to the same fiction respecting the moon?



1. According to Hallam, the Revolution in 1688 was rendered inevi table by a judgment of the Court of King's Bench. Give an account of

the case.

2. What is his opinion as to the legality of the expulsion of the Fellows of Magdalen College?

3. What does he describe as "not only the most authentic exposition, but the most authoritative ratification, of the principles upon which the Revolution is to be defended" ?—and for what reasons?

4. What account does he give of the proceedings of the Parliament which met on the 13th of April, 1640?

5. Give an account of the proceedings against Sir Henry Vane. His execution is regarded by Hallam as one of the most reprehensible actions of the bad reign of Charles II.; for what reasons?

6. What important questions in constitutional law arose on the impeachment of Danby? How have they been since decided?

7. What were the principal charges brought forward against Admiral Seymour, on the occasion of his attainder?

8. On whom does Mr. Froude cast the responsibility of the Marian persecution? and for what reasons?

9. What circumstances led to the election of Frederick, elector palatine, as king of Bohemia ?

10. "Of James I., as of John, it may be said that we owe more to his weakness and meanness than to the wisdom and courage of much better sovereigns." Explain and develope this assertion of Lord Macaulay's.

1. Differentiate







1 + x2

2. In the curve whose equation is

y2 (2r — x) — x3 = 0, find the equation to the tangent.

3. Prove analytically that confocal conics cut at right angles.

4. The locus of the intersection of tangents to an ellipse which cut a right angles is a circle; prove this, and reciprocate this property.

+ ear sin rx.

5. Find the cosine of the arc of a great circle intercepted between the middle points of the sides of a spherical triangle, in terms of the three sides.

6. If a, b, c, &c., be the roots of the xn - pn-1+q 2 – 1-3 + prove that




x ( 12 ) = ( p3 − 3pq + 3r)

+ Rx2 - Sx + T=0,

(S2 - 2RT)


- p.

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