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An incident of the last war. --At the entertainment given at Philadelphia to the Western Boards of Trade, Commodore Stuart (Old Ironsides) was induced to narrate the following reminiscence: Said the Commodore-- Since you have forced me to relinquish my natural modesty, I will do this much — I will narrate the anecdote correctly, as just told you by my friend. The two ships were the Cyane and Levant sent to take the Constitution. They were both commanded by captains who had won distinction at Trafalgar and the Nile, Captains Falcon and Douglass. After the Constitution had taken both ships, and their captains were on board the Constitution, a coolness existed between them, in consequence of the capture. Each accused the other of bearing out of the action and leaving the brunt to his associate. This question they agreed to leave to me, and I settled it in a moment. "It was you, Captain Douglass," said I, to the senior officer, "who first bore out of action." They wer