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dУ 8 রবীন্দ্র-রচনাবলী অথবা— অক্ষয়কুমারের সহিত বিদ্যাসাগরের রচনাসম্বন্ধে কি পার্থক্য তাহ আলোচনা কর। ৪ । নিম্নলিখিত বিষয়টিকে বাংলায় ব্যাখ্যা করিয়া লিথ — There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that imitation is suicide ; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. ৫ । অনুবাদ কর –বাংলা ভাষার রীতিরক্ষার জন্য যেটুকু পরিবর্তন আবশ্বক তৎপ্রতি দৃষ্টি রাখিতে হইবে। (a) The characteristic of heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits, and starts of generosity. But when you have chosen your part, abide by it, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common heroic. Yet we have the weakness to expect the sympathy of people in those actions whose excellence is that they outrun sympathy, and appeal to a tardy justice. If you would serve your brother, because it is fit for you to serve him, do not take back your words when you find that prudent people do not commend you. Adhere to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age. অথবা— (b) We are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. Wealth we employ, not for talk and ostentation, but when there is a real use for it. To avow poverty with us is no disgrace : the true disgrace is in doing nothing to avoid it. An Athenian citizen does not neglect the state because he takes care of his own household ; and even those of us who are engaged in business have a very fair idea of politics. We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless, but as a useless character. The great impediment to action is, in our opinion, not discussion, but the want of that knowledge which