in abundance and accomplished officers she has produced; but her wars have been for the most part against inferiors—against Hindoos, and Persians, Afghans, Zulus, Chinese, Egyptians, Arabs and Matabeles.
The greatest army of her own that she ever mustered was the 30,000 of Wellington at Waterloo.
Her forces have generally co-operse Gordon, as they call him, who was only a captain of engineers in the Crimean War, and who, while we were fighting in the Confederacy, was helping the Emperor of China to suppress the Taiping rebellion, and who was finally killed in the Soudan by a handful of Arabs?
Brave man he was, indeed; but he never commanded even an Englisorrest, Stuart, Hampton, Wheeler, or the cavalry Lees?
Robert Cornelius Napier, Lord Napier of Magdala, as he is familiarly called, had served well in India and China, and he received an annuity of 12,000, was made field marshal, Knight Commander of the Bath, and a catalogue of honors for a little skirmish with and a general dem