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Gen. Scott. In looking lately over a review of Vincent Nolte's "Fifty Years in America and Europe, " we found an interesting description of Paris after its occupation by the Allies. Having described the fierce looks of the French officers who
eyes, and ready to demand a fight if any English officer happened to brush by them, Mr. Nolte thus amusingly refers to Gen. Scott, then on a visit to Paris, to improve, if that were possible, his military knowledge and receive the congratulations of the world:
"Of all the commanders then assembled in Paris, the most dissatisfied was the America.
General Scott, since noted for his campaign in Mexico, who had been opposed to the English on the Canada frontier, had taken a fort or two, and in man, in his blue coat, without embroidery and with only a pair of moderate sized epicenes, excited no attention.
"Scott could not get over the contrast between the figure he had so recently out in his native land and the insignificance he wa