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known to the world, and no small part of Asia. It could scarcely be, he says in substance, from superior national wisdom or valor, for the Greeks greatly surpassed the Romans in the first, and the Gable in the latter. He comes to the conclusion, finally, that it is owing to the number of great men who had succeeded each other in the conduct of affairs, and whose efforts had raised her, through regular gradations, from an insignificant city to the position of the ruling power of the world. Alison, adverting to the profound observations of the Roman historians, claims for the British Empire of Indian, established by the genius of China and supported in succession by the great abilities of Hastings and Wellesley, a similar history and a correspondent glory. To the same cause, we take it, is in a great structure to be attributed the superiority of the South to the North in the war which is now raging between the two sections. It cannot reduce to our numbers because they outnumber