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of these last should have been wholly overlooked in the construction of a general rule deduced from example of military failure, we are at a loss to imagine. But before we give our assent to the startling proposition that the larger the army the more certain the failure, it would be well to inquire a little into facts. How were the Northern barbarians enabled to break the Roman Empire into fragments? By their numbers unquestionably. Alaric marched a the head of half a million of men, and Attila lost 300,000 in a single, battle. What enabled the Saracens first, and the Ottoman Turks afterwards, to overrun Asia and Africa, plant the Crescent on the towers of St. Sophia, and shake Christendom to its centre? Their numbers, beyond all doubt. It was by their numbers again that the Tartars, under Genghis Khan, in the thirteenth, and Timour in the fourteenth century, swept over half the world. But let us come down to that period in modern history which affords the best illustration