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was supplied with brown stout. Who was the tutelary saint of the shoemakers? At what time was his feast celebrated? Who was St. Swithin? Do you remember any remarkable English proverb respecting him?
5. Give a ground-plan of Gilead House. Mention the leading topics of the Guide to Health, with some account of the Anti-Impetigines-Daffy's Elixir-Blaine's Distemper Powders-Ching's Worm Lozenges-and Hooper's Female Pills.
6. Give characters of Wat Tyler, Jack Cade, and Sir Francis Burdett. Did the latter return from the Tower by water or land? On what occasion did Mr. Lethbridge's "hair stand on ind?" Correct the solecism, and give the reason of your alteration.
7. Enumerate the roads on which double toll was taken on the Sundays. Did this custom extend to Christmas Day and Good Friday? Who was toll-taker at Tyburn when Mrs. Brownrigg was executed?
8. Distinguish accurately between sculls and oarsboat and punt-jackass and donkey-gauger, exciseman, and supervisor-pantaloons, trousers, gaiters, and overalls. At what place of education were any of these forbidden? Which? and Why?
9. Express the following words in the Lancashire, Derbyshire, London, and Exmoor dialects:-baconpoker-you-I-doctor-and turnpike-gate.
10. Mention the principal coach-inns in London, with a correct list of the coaches which set out from the Bolt-in-Tun. Where were the chief stands of hackney coaches, and what was the No. of that in which the Princess Charlotte drove to Connaught House? To what stand do you suppose this removed after it set her down?
11. Give a succinct account, with dates, of the following persons-Belcher-Mr. Waithman-Major Cartwright-Martin Van Butchell--and Edmund Henry Barker.
12. Draw a map of the Thames with the surrounding country, marking particularly Wapping, Blackwall, Richmond, and the Isle of Dogs. Distinguish between Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Newcastle-under-Line-Gloucester and Double Gloucester--and the two Richmonds. What celebrated teacher flourished at one of them?-and who were his most eminent disciples?
13. What were the various sorts of paper in use amongst the English? To what purpose was whited-brown chiefly applied? What was size? Distinguish between this and college Sizings, and state the ordinary expense of papering a room.
14. "For every one knows little Matt.'s an M. P." Frag. Com. Inc. ap. Morn. Chron. vol. 59, p. 1624.
What reasons can you assign for the general knowledge of this fact? Detail, at length, the ceremony of chairing a member. What were the hustings? Who paid for them? Explain the abbreviations-Matt. M. P. -Tom-Dick-F.R.S.-L.L.D.-and A.S.S.
15. What was the distinguishing title of the mayors of London? Did any other city share the honour? Give a list of the mayors of London from Sir Richard Whittington to Sir William Curtis, with an account of the cat of the first, and the weight of the last. What is meant by Lord Mayor's Day? Describe the Apothecaries' barge, and give some account of marrow-bones and cleavers.
16. When was Spyring and Marsden's Lemon Acid
invented? Distinguish between this and Essential Salt of Lemons. Enumerate the principal patentees, especially those of liquid blacking.
17. Scan the following lines
But for shaving and tooth-drawing,
What is known of the character and history of Dicky Gossip?
1. Find the centre of gravity in a leg of mutton, and determine with precision how much gravy it ought to contain when properly cooked. Is there any difference between a leg and a shoulder? and what? Is it not an anomaly to call the fore-leg of a sheep the shoulder? and in what London market did the absurdity originate?
2. Describe the difference between a jack-ass and a jack-fish; and enumerate the various kinds of jack-asses that are to be found in and about the university.
3. Give an account of the Olympic games, and point out the resemblance that there is between them and the Olympic Theatre in Wych Street. What street is Wych Street, and which is the way to it?
4. In what part of London are there the greatest number of fools? and vice versa. Are the knaves in office more annoying than the knaves out of office? and, if not, why not? Give the characters respectively of a lord mayor, a merry-Andrew, a prime minister, a bishop, and a quack doctor. Mark the difference, if any, between them, and show in what they are all just alike.
5. Where was Cribb when the battle of Waterloo was fought; and who was the real champion of England on that memorable day?
6. Enumerate the various qualities of Henry Hunt's Matchless Blacking, his Roasted Corn, and his quondam friend Cobbett's History of the Reformation. Analyse the three, and say which should be taken internally, and which applied externally, and why?
7. Give an account of the Epping Hunt on an Easter Monday, and explain the reason why the horses generally go a great many more miles than their riders; also, why the cockneys so often indulge in their propensity for stag-hunting, when it is notorious that they are themselves properly classed under the head of horned animals in the best treatises on natural history.
8. Determine what it was that Peeping Tom of Coventry wished to see. Having found that out, ascertain whether the rays from that focus of attraction were too dazzling for his optic nerves, or whether excessive straining of his eyeballs occasioned his blindness?
9. Give the diameter, and then find the circumference, of Mr. Green's new balloon. Having correctly ascertained these, show why Miss Stocks was found on her back and Mr. Harris on his face when they so unfortunately, and fatally for H., descended near Croydon. Determine, also, whether it was on the principle of expansion or compression that the accident took place, and how many feet distant from the earth the aeronauts were when Miss Stocks put the glass of brandy to her lips.
10. Name the principal banking-houses in London, and give a general description of all the parish beadles within the bills of mortality. Repeat the observations
made by Sir Richard Birnie to Michael O'Shaunessy, the cobbler, when he was taken to Bow Street for making a lap-stone of his wife's head. Show the connection between each of these propositions, and say in what particulars they vary.
11. Why should Harriette Wilson, Miss Foote, and the Princess Olive be considered of more consequence than ladies of quality generally? What qualities do ladies of quality generally possess? and what is the difference between a lady of rank and a rank lady?
12. Where is Covent Garden situate, and what flowers thrive best there? Upon what principle is it that the productions reared in the neighbourhood of this celebrated garden delight in hot beds, and yet come to maturity without being forced?
13. Where did Parson Irving come from before he came from Scotland, and where is he likely to go to if he continues to go on in the way he is going? Determine how nearly he is related to Dr. Eady, and what degree of affinity subsists between them and the Rev. Alexander Fletcher?
14. What is the difference between a dentist, a dentist-surgeon, and a tooth-drawer? Which of these is the Chevalier Ruspini, which Dr. Bew, of Brighton, and which Mr. Hartrey, of Hayes Court? Show that the two former are entitled to a guinea, although the last receives only a shilling per tooth, in consequence of the infinitely greater trouble they take in the performance of their task!
15. Describe the different kinds of breeches that are at present worn by the English. Name the tailor that made the first pair, and determine with accuracy how much more double-milled kerseymere it takes to make a pair