# Competition for Situations as Assistant in the British Museum: And ... National History Museum at South Kensington. Regulations and Specimens of Papers Set at Various Examinations, 1882-1895

Harrison & Sons, prtrs., 1896 - Civil service - 96 pages

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Page 41 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Page 11 - If, from the ends of the side of a triangle, there be drawn two straight lines to a point within the triangle, these shall be less than, the other two sides of the triangle, but shall contain a greater angle. Let...
Page 12 - In every triangle, the square of the side subtending either of the acute angles is less than the squares of the sides containing that angle, by twice the rectangle contained by either of these sides, and the straight line intercepted between the perpendicular let fall upon it from the opposite angle, and the acute angle.
Page 14 - DIRECTIONS. (1) The object of the Abstract, Schedule, or Docket is to serve as an Index. It should contain the date of each letter ; the names of the persons by whom and to whom it is written ; and, in as few words as possible, the subject of it. The merits of such an Abstract are— (1) to give the really important point or points of each letter, omitting everything else ; (2) to do this briefly ; (3) distinctly ; and (4) in such a form as readily to catch the eye.
Page 12 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the square of the whole line is equal to the squares of the two parts, together with twice the rectangle contained by the parts.
Page 54 - If two straight lines cut one another within a circle, the rectangle contained by the segments of one of them, is equal to the rectangle contained by the segments of the other.
Page 19 - Confremuere omnes studiisque ardentibus ausum talia deposcunt. Sic, cum manus impia saevit 200 sanguine Caesareo Romanum exstinguere nomen, attonitum tanto subitae terrore ruinae humanum genus est totusque perhorruit orbis. Nee tibi grata minus pietas, Auguste, tuorum est, quam fuit illa lovi.
Page 19 - Sed immedicabile cura 190 ense recidendum est, ne pars sincera trahatur. Sunt mihi semidei, sunt rustica numina, nymphae faunique satyrique et monticolae silvani ; quos quoniam caeli nondum dignamur honore, quas dedimus, certe terras habitare sinamus. An satis, o superi, tutos fore creditis illos, cum mihi, qui fulmen, qui vos habeoque regoque, struxerit insidias notus feritate Lycaon ? ' Confremuere omnes studiisque ardentibus ausum talia deposcunt.
Page 54 - IF a straight line be drawn parallel to one of the sides of a triangle, it shall cut the other sides, or those produced, proportionally; and if the sides, or the sides produced, be cut proportionally, the straight line which joins the points of section shall be parallel to the remaining side of the triangle...
Page 15 - Pre'cis, which should be in the form of a narrative, is, that any one who had not time to read the original letters might, by reading the Precis, be put in possession of all the leading features of what passed. The merits of such a Precis are...