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n power, to subject it to the action of any such disturbing element. In this respect they showed far more wisdom than the French Bourbons one century ago, who allowed the press to flourish in full freedom, while they governed as despotically as Augustus or Tiberius. How long could either of these last have kept their ground, against a free press, with some Pliny or Tagitus thundering every morning against the corruption of the times? If, however, the Romans understood well enough the powerhey seem to have utterly overlooked the power of gunpowder. That they knew of it, is evident from many passages in ancient authors, among them some from the great Roman engineer Vitruvius, who was a contemporary of Julius C├Žsar, and wrote under Augustus. Had he taken an enlarged view of the phenomena connected with the subject, what a change he might have produced in the history of the world. Imagine the great Roman General taking the field with several hundred field-pieces, to conquer Gaul, b