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6. In time of great calamity but small degree of merit opens the way to the highest praises, how imimensely was Terentius Varo extoll'ed for no other reason than that he did not despair of the public; had Camillus defeated the Gauls at the Battle of Allia instead of doing it at the foot of the Capitol, he never would have been call'd the second founder of Rome. After what we have said it should follow that the memory of these great men, Generals, Politicians, & c. should far out live that of their cotemporarys, who exercis'd their tallents in Arts & Sciences the public drew no Utility from; 'tis however far otherwise & the reason is plain; if we except a few great Men who have invented & perfection'd the Military Art; or