Guide to the civil service examinations [by H. White].

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Page 70 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 57 - To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts, shall be equal to the square on the other part.
Page 58 - After half a century, during which England had been of scarcely more weight in European politics than Venice or Saxony, she at once became the most formidable power in the world, dictated terms of peace to the United Provinces, avenged the common injuries of Christendom on the pirates of Barbary, vanquished the Spaniards by land and sea, seized one of the finest West India islands, and acquired on the Flemish coast a fortress which consoled the national pride for the loss of Calais.
Page 62 - During the hundred and sixty years which preceded the union of the Roses, nine Kings reigned in England. Six of these nine Kings were deposed. Five lost their lives as well as their crowns.
Page 91 - Sir, — Having laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, your letter of the...
Page 85 - March, 1853. I am directed by the Poor Law Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th ultimo, in which you...
Page 57 - It is not so with Him that all things knows, As 'tis with us that square our guess by shows; But most it is presumption in us, when The help of Heaven we count the act of men.
Page 57 - The angles which one straight line makes with another upon one side of it, are either two right angles, or are together equal to two right angles.
Page xxii - OFFICE. 1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography. 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar Fractions). 3. English Composition. SEAMEN'S REGISTRY OFFICE. (The same as for " Supplementary Clerks" in the Board of Trade.) TRADE.
Page xx - CLERKS IN THE SOLICITOR'S OFFICE. 1. Writing from Dictation. 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions). 3. English Composition. 4.

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