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By culture's sweetest smile or Christian fear? These nomads' toils a fickle harvest bore,

With bounty's feast forboding hunger's stint; And misery's dreams of progress seldom soar Beyond the bounds of penury's restraint. Yet in the soul, though swathed in dismal light, There gleams a cheer around some germ of good,— A germ whose leaflets nurtured seek their height In hope, the seeding crown of rectitude. And when we feel the summer's rippling thrill Bestir the heart where glebe and river meet, As in the woodland Sillery warblers trill

Their songs of peace our happiness to greet. We dare believe such sweet environment

Would often ray the gloom that weird controlled The being, thralled by nature's chastisement,

And purify its heart like filtering gold. And nature's charms, we know, though overcast, These children of the woods did oft admire, As round tradition's lore they stood aghast Within the glare of winter's wigwam fire. With them each woodland valley had its god: Each headlong cataract was deified : The lake bestormed the awfulness forbode Of spirit rage that on its waves did ride. The whispering brake, the laughing daffodil, The mad-cap poplar and the mournful pine, The mountain's fir-clad strength, the brooklet's rill, The gods of myth creation did enshrine. The store-house orb of day, whose spilling gold Bathed eve's horizon fringed with forest light; The bride of heaven, with silvery veil unrolled

In triumph drawn beneath the arch of night; The stars, whose merry rays were joy in dance, But further joyed at heaven's surrounding gloom; All bodied myths, whose flitting charms enhance The stable laws that through them quaintly loom. And is't not ever thus? Does not the myth

Of sensuous birth still gild the hopes and fears
Of humankind, as pressed by passion-faith

Beyond its ken, faith-images it rears?
In good and ill their weak perception saw
Antagonistic force with godhead crowned;
Of right and wrong, not yet defined by law,
Their tyrant king was self not yet dethroned.
Of God, the One, they knew no attribute

Save that of awe-inspiring Manitou,

To whom, their faith could unimpaired impute
Whatever might their aims with right endow.
Upon a knoll of Beauvoir's fair demesne

May still be traced o'ergrown their place of rest,
Where through the grove is heard the meek refrain
Of zephyr-song with tremor dismal-pressed.
Its rustling breath the solemn problem blows-
Is being but the friction darkness-rife,
That scintillates a spark or two, and shows
To man the crowding shadows in his life?
Was life to them the narrow span of time,
The limit of their care-worn years on earth-
A few heart-throbs in woe-begotten rhyme

That had no song of longed-for after-birth?
Or did some glare of sensuous joy reveal
To them a destiny beyond secured,

As theirs it led a further strength to feel

When Christian faith their feebler faith matured?
Here sleep the chiefs whose brows erst wore the crown
Of merit, gained as counsel's honour star;
Here lies ambition's glory, still our own

By hero-worship hailed, still stained by war.
Here prowess sleeps that shed its tribal fame,
To guard the glades against the lurking foe-
To lead the winding trail in search of game,

Or ward off winter's wrath befoamed with snow.
Perchance parental patience here may rest,

Near other virtues that have lost their bloom;
The care of kin, domestic fealty's test,

May boast its solemn niche within the gloom.
Now all is peace; and round the gentle shore
Historia's silken veil is graceful drawn,

As honour we the faith that found the door

To Gospel light and fair refinement's dawn.

Practical Hints and Examination Papers.



Arithmetic.-11⁄2 hours.

1. Express, by Arabic notation, six hundred and six billion, three hundred and forty-one; by the Roman 7320.

2. If the remainders, on dividing a certain number, by short division, by 5, 7, 9 and 11 successively, be 3, 5, 8, and 4, find the remainder when the number is divided by 3465.

3. I am provided with 50 weights of lb. avoirdupois each, and 50 weights of lb. Troy. A packet of shot can be exactly balanced by weights taken from either set separately. What is its weight? 4. Add together of a guinea, of a sovereign, of a crown, and of a shilling. Express the result as a fraction of 4% of £1. 5. Square root of 8,264,446,281. Find the product of the two numbers of which the larger is 25,398 and the sum 36,407.


6. What principal will gain $110.25 as interest in three years and 9 months at 7 per cent. ?

7. A rectangular court is 120 feet long and 90 feet broad. A path of uniform width of 10 feet runs round it. Find the cost of covering the path with flagstones at 90 cents per square yard, and the remainder of the court with turf at $1.30 per 100 square feet.

English Literature-" The Deserted Village”—One hour.

1. Give seven important facts in the life of Goldsmith; and name a novel, a drama and a history written by him.

2. Sketch the plan of the "Deserted Village."

3. Name three characters referred to in the poem, and in your own words describe one of them.

4. Quote a favorite passage not exceeding ten consecutive lines. 5. Explain these :

"To husband out life's taper."

"With blossomed furze improfitably gay."

"The twelve good rules."

"The royal game of goose."

Terms and tides presage, and even the story ran that he could gauge. On Torno's cliffs or Pambamarca's side.

English Grammar and Composition.-Two hours.

1. Give (a) the plurals of,-thief, cuff, gas, canto, chimney, soliloquy, phenomenon, genius, Mr. Smith, a boy's knife; (b) the feminine of duke, marquis, earl, nephew, lad, hart, Jesse, czar, executor, equestrian; the comparative and superlative of dry, coy, much, bad, eternal; and (c) in tabular form the principal parts of these verbs (1st Sing. Pres.; 1st Sing. Past; the Past Part.; the Pres. Part.) sit, set, lie, down, lay, write, shoe, loose, omit, differ.

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2. Parse these underlined words according to tabular form:Scott, the author of the "Lady of the Lake," who was an early riser, often worked in his study four hours before breakfast.

3. Analyse this sentence:

Saint Augustine! well hast thou said

That of our vices we can frame

A ladder, if we will but tread

Beneath our feet each deed of shame.

4. Correct, where necessary, the following sentences: It makes no difference to either you or I.

Neither John nor Frances were the boys that done it.

Tom seen his father comin along saint James street and run to meet him.

Between you and I, he should have done very different.

Of the too citys Quebec and Montreal, the latter is the largest. 5. Using not more than six words in each case, write (a) a simple sentence: (b) a compound sentence: (c) a complex sentence with noun subordinate (d) a nominative absolute: (e) a sentence containing a direct and indirect object.

Scripture History-One hour.

(Candidates may take either the Old Testament or New Testament.)

Old Testament.

1. Under the headings: I. The Pentateuch; II. Historical Books; III. The Poetical Books; IV. The Major Prophets; V. The Minor Prophets; classify in order the books of the Old Testament.

2. State fully the work of each Day of Creation.

3. To whom was the Law given? Where was it given? How was it preserved Write out the III. and the X. Commandments. 4. Give briefly, yet fully, the life of Moses.

5. Give some important facts about each of these: Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Jeremiah, Enoch, Deborah, Jael, Aaron, Hezekiah, Caleb.

Or New Testament.

1. Write down the books of the New Testament in order under the following heads: I. Historical; II. Pauline Epistles; III. General Epistles; IV. Prophetical.

2. Write down three Beatitudes, three of the "Sayings from the Cross," and four of the Marys of the Gospel, with some facts about each.

3. Give the exact date (year, month, and day, if possible) of Christ's (a) Birth, (b) Baptism, (c) Crucifixion, (d) Resurrection, (e) Ascension.

4. Give five places visited by Paul in his second missionary journey and tell what occurred at each place.

5. What important event is connected with each of these :— Peter, Judas, Herod the Great, John the Baptist, Pilate?

Canadian History.-One Hour.

1. What discoveries are connected with these names, and when did they occur,-Columbus, Cabot, Cartier, Marquette, La Salle. 2. Give five important facts about (a) Champlain, (b) The Quebec


3. Of the Old French, or Seven Years' War, give two causes, six leading events with dates, and two results.

4. What important event is connected with each of these.-1775, 1813, 1837, 1885; Port Royal, Long Sault, Chateauguay, Lundy's Lane; Carleton, Papineau, Brock, Tecumseh ?

5. Give three Provinces which have united with the Dominion since 1867, with dates; the area, population, and capital of the Dominion; the number of senators and members of the House of Commons allowed this Province in the Dominion Parliament. What is meant by (a) National Policy, (b) Unrestricted Reciprocity?

Geography.-One hour.

1. Where do you find the greatest number of those who belong to the following races: (a) Caucassian, (b) Mongolian, (c) Malayan, and (d) Negro.

2. Give the names, position and general direction of the chief mountain ranges of Asia and North America, and the largest salt seas or lakes that are centres of inland river groups in each.

3. Give the names of the chief wheat-growing countries of Europe and America; also, the chief river highways over which it is transported.

4. Mention (a) the Republics of North America, (b) the Provinces, (c) European nations to which these Provinces belong, and (d) the prevailing language in each Republic or Province.

5. Give a sketch map of the Dominion of Canada, indicating (a) the chief rivers, (b) the capitals and (c) three lines of railways.

Drawing.-1 hours.

1. An example to be drawn to fill at least two-thirds of your paper. 2. In the example give directions as to what lines should be drawn first, how divided, and describe them as you would to a class of children.

3. Give directions for measuring an object placed before you as in model drawing.

Book-keeping.-One hour.

1. What is the object of book-keeping? What information should a trader's books give?


2. Define " Receipt," "Bill of Goods," "Invoice," Bill," "Draft." Write out a "Joint and Several Note."


3. Upon what does the excellence of work in book-keeping mainly depend? Describe those books, a knowledge of which is required for your examination.

4. March 1st, 1891, J. Jarvis owed you on account $150; March 15, you sold him on account goods valued at $200; April 4th, you received from him on account of $100; May 1st, you sold him on account goods valued at $320; June 6th, he sold you goods valued

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