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The Cession of Venetia.

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The Cession of Venetia. Austtia. conquered, ruined, and incapable of struggling against Prussia and Italy, tries to reduea Italy to inaction by a cession to a third Power, which is an outrage onus; and she hopes to reassume the defensive against Prussia afoer having isolated her. This is a fresh insult, which Austria will discount as she has discounted so many others. The Italian Government cannot admit that Venice can be ceded to France; neither can Italy receive Venice as a gift from the hands of Franco. This would be alienating our independence, sub- mitting to foreign protection, and forgetting that we have an army, and that we are a nation capable of making ourselves respected. Tha Austrian proposal to us is null and void. It is another symptom of the agony of Austria, and nothing more.—La Nazione, a Florence paper. The Italian people demands now that the army should seize Venetia, and that the deliverance of that people should be due alone to Italian hands. If the Austrians do not wish or -cannot defend themselves, a.9, they are at liberty to withdraw—We cannot oblige them to fight if they do not wish; but we will occupy all parts of the territory which belongs to us by race, language, or geographical position, everywhere where the wish of the inhabitants calls us. This is what the unanimous voice of public opinion demands; and this is, we are sure, what will take place. In this respect all parties are agreed, the most moderate as well as the most advanced. -lea And this is because it is not a question of opinion or political conduct, but a question of national honour, and naturally everybody agr?es; it is the popular _instinct which speaks, that instinct which is never mistaken.—L 'Italia. An important fact has iust come to put itself in the midst of the negotiations carried on by France with the view of bringing about an armistice and making her pacific mediations accepted. The Italian army has crossed the Po with all its forces and again invaded the Venetian territory. What is the object of the sudden attack which, under present circumstances, is of rnuoh greater importance from a political than from a military point °^The"feeli»g of national pride does not suffice to explain it. Italy only wishes to owe Venetia to her victories; but who knows whether she is not running imnrudently in the way of the tresh checks P Was it opportune to thus throw an act of violence into the balance of events ? Was it proper to thus wound the conciliatory policy of that France whose generality lor Italy is carried to dCWe seek in vain to discover the motive which ur^ed the Italians to this act.—La, iranea, a Erenea Im- perialist paper. perialist paper.

The Lata Government.

The Derby Policy.

Mr. Eyre and his Accusers.

01J}1 MISCELLANY. --+-

WILLiS AND BEQUESTS.

Derbye hys Straite Fytte.

Oft in the Chilly Night.

A Dangerous Habit.

Proverbial Foolosophy.'

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