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(From the Morning Herald.)

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(From the John Bull.)


(From the John Bull.) Franceâunhappy France-is convulsed and torn by numerous parties in factions, each of which hopes no doubt, through the instrumentality of a foreign war, to further its own individual objects. First of all, there is the Imperial or Buonapartist party, which hopes, no doubt, by means of a war, to revive the name and prestige of Napoleon, whose ashes are now on their journey to France, and thereby to revive, simul- taneously, the mania of Buonapartism. Should this party prove formidable, of course the way would be speedily paved for the young Prince Louis Buona- parte to march from the fortress of Ham to the Tuilleries at Paris. Next comes the old Legitimist party, which, on the other hand, expects and hopes, by the chapter of accidents, to bring about the depo- sition of King Louis Philippe, and to raise once more the almost defunct spirit of legitimacy in the person of the youthful Duke de Bordeaux. Now, although ourselves entertaining the most sincere respect for the principle of legitimacy, and the most cordial a ntipa- thy to the revolution which drove Charles X. from the throne, still we cannot but express our fears that the Legitimist party in France is in a deplorable mi- nority- it only reckons 16 or 17 partisans in the Chamber of Deputies, and consequently any attempt to restore the elder branch of the Bourbon dynasty would not be likely to meet with success, but could only entail ruin and misery upon a large portion of the people of France. We are sorry to say that le- gitimacy is at present at a woful discount in that country. Last comes the Republican or ultra-revolutionary faction, which wishes to arm against all Europe-to hoist the standard of liberty and propagandism (!) and to difluse its pestilential doctrines throughout the continent of Europe; also to convert the kingdom of France into a Republic, after, perhaps, getting rid of the Sovereignty of July 1830, by means of the guillotine To this party we firmly suspect M. Thiers to be secretly allied. At all events, we fear the latter would not be much grieved at the embarassment- if not the downfallâof the present regime, towards which he notoriously entertains feelings of a bitter and hostile nature, which even a late show of confi- dence on the part of the King has not tended mate- rially to allay. Such are the views which we believe to be at pre- sent entertained by the three opposing factions to the present dynasty. We fervently trust that their dan- gerous intrigues may be frustrated by the counter- active tendency of the sober and rational portion of the French nation. The apprehension is, that that portion may be a minority of the people of France. We fear it is. Towards these factions, and more especially to the Republican or revolutionary party, it would ill become us, as British journalists, to indulge in the expression of hostility, or to upbraid them in the same acrimoni- ous strain as that employed by their organs of the French press towards England. Commiserating, though no less condemning the insane ravings of the latter party from the bottom of our hearts, our only wish is to see it prevented from doing mischief, as one would endeavour, for the security of the public, to chain up fierce and savage dogs, lest they turn upon and destroy us. It is not, however, an easy task for the French Government to restrain the propagandist and revolutionary party in France; which to all ap- pearance, would be exceedingly angry and disap- pointed if peace remains undisturbed. It cares not for the rival claims of Abdul Medjib or Mehemet Ali âno, such flimsy pretexts for war have been long since abandoned. All right-minded individuals must shudder at the consideration of the consequences that might have ensued, had the late attack on the life of the French King proved fatal. A fearful and sanguinary revolu- tionâa faithful repetition of the events of 1792 and I upwards, might, for all we can tell, have been the immediate result. From that scourge France is, for a time, delivered by the interposition of Providence-but let her be- ware, lest by pursuing a course of desperate guilt, she avert its protecting influence!

(From the Weekly Chronicle.)