Sample Examination Papers and General Information with Relation to Examinations, Volume 3

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Page 253 - In matters of great concern, and which must be done, there is no surer argument of a weak mind than irresolution ; to be undetermined where the case is so plain, and the necessity so urgent. To be always intending to live a new life, but never to find time to set about it ; this is as if a man should put off eating, and drinking, and sleeping, from one day and night to another, till he is starved and destroyed.
Page 253 - Many are the valiant purposes formed, that end merely in words ; deeds intended, that are never done ; designs projected, that are never begun ; and all for want of a little courageous decision. Better far the silent tongue but the eloquent deed. For in life and in business, dispatch is better than discourse; and the shortest answer of all is, Doing. " In matters of great concern, and which must be done...
Page 72 - CD his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises ; that they are free of all incumbrances ; that I have good right to...
Page 249 - ... an examination involving essential tests or qualifications different from or higher than those required for original entrance to the position held by such person, unless he shall have passed the examination or attained a place upon the eligible list for such higher position.
Page 4 - ... made a false statement of any material fact, or practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his application, in his examination, or in securing his eligibility or appointment.
Page 6 - The sureties on the unfinished contracts estimate that a further outlay of $20,000 will be required to complete the work and realize the contract price of $40,000, and their offer to take over the materials on hand for $1,500, as part of said cost, is accepted by the receiver. Of the securities acquired $5,000 is pledged to secure $11,000 due creditors, and $10,000 is pledged to secure $9,000 due creditors. The company owes for taxes on real estate $100 and for salaries and wages of employees $1,200,...
Page 57 - State, for & in consideration of the Sum of One thousand dollars to me paid by...
Page 57 - I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises ; that they are free of all incumbrances ; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said David to hold as aforesaid.
Page 73 - The world we live in is a world of mingled good and evil. Whether it is chiefly good or chiefly bad depends on how we take it. To look at the world in such a way as to emphasize the evil is the art of pessimism. To look at it in such a way as to bring out the good, and throw the evil into the background, is the art of optimism.
Page 61 - Is it true? what? You will let me stay, you will not turn me out a convict? You call me Sir, you do not ' thou ' me.

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