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l slowly back — collected the of the country as he retired — carried them within his --drilled them — and made them efficient soldiers. As Massena retired — after a loss of half his army — he followed him with terrible perseverance — gained a victory at Fuentez d'onoro, and drove him entirely out of Portugal. Had the Portuguese forces been all well disciplined, thus making Wellington greatly superior to Massena, does anybody suppose he would have acted on the defensive when the latter entered into Portugal? The man who thinks thus, must surely overlook the brilliant offensive campaigns of 1812-'13--must have for gotten Badajoz, and Salamanca and Vittoria — must have ceased to remember the advance into France, the battle of Toulouse, and the close of the war. The fact is, Wellingtonacted as any great General would have done. He acted on the defensive when he was too weak to act in any other way. He acted on the offensive as soon as he became strong enough to take the