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e of the American war also comes, like a parchthesis, between the first and last of these years.--Besides this, they are marked by the capture of the royal family of Spain, the intrusion of King Joseph, the campaign of Wagram, the Waicheren expedition, the battle of Talavera the lines of Tufies Vedras, the campaign of Russia, the retreat of Napoleon, the campaign of Germany, the battle of Leipsic, the invasion of France, the first abduction of Napoleon the battle of New Orleans, the Peace of Grant, the return of Napoleon, the battle of Waterloo, and the second occupation of Paris. These events exceed in grandam any of which history makes mention, and their importance was by no means second to their sublunary. In bringing them about, England made exertions to which there is no paratted in the history of mankind. She subsidized all European she kept more than a hymen of men under arms; she supported a navy Consisting of more than a thousand men-of war. One hundred and forty-seven tho
, are physically degenerate. Much has been both sadly and satirically said and written about the small size of the men who now play their parts on the stage of life. The following statement of a correspondent of the Montgomery Advertiser, shows that one locality in the South does not produce pigmies. The writer says that a company of volunteers from Merriwether county, Ga., contains "77 men 6 feet 9 inches high; the aggregate weight of the 77 men, 18,557 lbs.; its commander weighing 341 pounds, without one pound of surplus flesh; can hold 153 pounds at arm's length. His lady was 5 feet 11 inches high, and weighed 263 pounds. Now, Alabama, bring in your colossal, and if you can beat this, then take my old hat. I know a boy, son of Mr. John Grant, of the same county, 14 years of age, weighs 196 pounds has a foot — I don't know the exact length — but something like a number 12 shoe would be a Sunday's fit. Your humble servant, at the age of 14, weighed 163 pounds; now, 173 pounds.