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of Bard — so insignificant that it was entirely overlooked in the plan of campaign — was near baffling Napoleon in his advance upon Milan in 1800, and shutting up his army in the narrow Valley of Aosta, to be destroyed at leisure by the Austrians. The sagacity of a peasant, by conducting the corps of the Prussian Gen. Bulow along the road that led immediately to the flank and rear of the French army when several others presented themselves, saved the English army from utter destruction at Waterloo. If, in the first case, the unforeseen obstacle had caused the failure of the enterprise, the class of persons who judge of merit only by success would have pronounced Napoleon a rash and indiscreet General, who has undertaken an enterprise above his strength and failed, as he ought to have known that he must fail. In the last mentioned case he actually is condemned in almost these very terms, because Bulow chanced to meet with a guide possessing above the average intelligence of Flemish