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e world was made. The enterprise of Darius against Greece was a mere incursion of Choctaws or Potawatamies compared to it, for that enterprise was defeated by the repulse at Marathon, in which only 11,000 Athenians were engaged. The invasion of Xerxes was nothing compared to it, for his whole force of five millions was discomfited, ruined, almost exterminated by two battles--one at sea and the other on land. The invasions of Prussia, during the time of the great Frederick, were nothing to it;ounted eleven hundred thousand men in their ranks, and have never, for two years at least, counted at any one time less than half that number. These men, it must be remembered, were not effeminate Asiatics, or rude barbarians, like the hordes of Xerxes, but civilized men, trained in the European fashion, furnished with the best weapons, provided with everything to make the soldier's life comfortable, having all the world for their armory and their storehouses. For three years shut out from all