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e to keep up their spirits, they fought to the last extremity.--When at last compelled to retreat, they left the ground strewed with their own bodies and those of the enemy. Lord Elgin, however, is advancing in the rear of a great force upon Pekin. The Chinese have been beaten, but at the last accounts, they were ready to fight again. It seems evident to us that they do not mean to give up their capital without a desperate resistance.--It is almost impossible, nevertheless, that they should eventually succeed. They will be beaten, and the allies, after wading through a sea of blood, will arrive in Pekin, and dictate the law to the Emperor. What then! This is scarcely the beginning of what they will yet have to encounter. They have taught the Chinese how to fight. It is a lesson which they will not be apt to forget, and the consequences may yet be of the most serious character. The Chinese have learned that they are superior to themselves only because they have better arm