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literlins Holes of fjje aM. J THE NEW YEAR has opened upon us with an account of a glorious victery which has blessed her Majesty's arms in India a .victory which cannot be too highly lauded, and its results too sanguinely speculated upon. It is a blow struck at the heart of Oude, the effects of which will be found to vibrate to its very extremities. It will teach the rebellious barons a great moral.lesson, and declare to them in language not to be misunder- stood, that there is a power marching steadily, tri- umphantly, and majestically, through their land, that no native force can withstand-no subtlety cajole- and no will arrest. The Asiatic mind h:is been long studied—its instincta weighed—its developments mea- sured. It delights in pomp-it studies to deceive—at blusters when elated-it is meek, but ever vengeful when humbled. We must,, we have all but conquered t. We must recline on its meekness, and promptly repress and inexorably punish all attempts at its irasci- ble -summoning to retaliation. We must hold the sharp sword in the one hand, and the olive branch in the other-sayin, Accept -the one, or dread the severe striking of the other," This is the only way to pacify—in fact, to govern India, and its present rulers would new seem, at the eleventh hour, to have not only learned to be practising, so far as India is concerned, i this true teanon of Eastern rule. The policy is not Maehiavelim, and there is nothing of the Delovli est Carthago in it. It is simply this—it is our interest and our pleasure to rule you; it is even for your advantage that we should be your masters, and if we don't say that any means jU3tify the end, yet we shall adopt the T>est means *n furtherance of our end Lord CLYDE, our 'w'ancher^a^>S "le only great General we uovsr h;ive—the honest1*0 tOWeriKS ar'stocratic tree, but the son of ?ra8pe<j or carpent.er --seeIDS to have argued withe ldea with intuitive precision, and to have ritable coil, ProPer logied truth, and arrived at an ine- Yet he has bee^ a «lear and well-defined premiss \\Qtue ') the Tiines ensure and all but condemned at n" ltself warmed and clumsily gy^^ing up the dance that j motion. ^ll1 not do this,^ every step and at every paused whe^^e should have not effect that"_h,i he should ha\e advanced- J»e hesitated when ought to have be** a Welhngt0n> ab1U3 wheil he forgetting that that m^hty soldler's France Fabian in the first three ^ats of his gloviou8 £ entirely campaign. We onl wondet U was l»°t ,ai(i ^Sful*r Indian C0mmander-in-Chief thatbe did not 8top 'n8 bis troops at another Cann«(^e AN^IBAl-, e should have come down at once e jQ stronghold. Lord CLYDE has NOBLY vindicated himself, and showed how, if an empire could, be all but lost by weak and incompetent government at home, and fcffpfn j a rim im'ot i a r.ould mm Hi" — "'iuon abroad, re-won and conquered by noble and hardy troops, IX and efficiently led. He is proved to have possesse<* otf^e genius, the caution, and, ,vhen th(? momeiat rettije promptitude of high nnhtary r-eat mission and he may proudly Say> when he The vi^,Ieaving bis work un re infecta_ 'lifect .^e OudeS^egi monumentutn «re perenniUs." W i»a§in^ed over BAINIE MADHOO, t]je CKIE, s—such a Baron as we may c&n tP 9ne among e latine chiefs that flourished when our STEPHEN reigned, and a Louis Dix dwelt in the Palace of Thermes on the banks of the Seine-who collected a large force, indeed the accounts say a large army, near Futteypore, where he took up a most defensive position, was signal and decisive. Lord CLYDE put his troops immediately in motion, and marched sixty-one miles in sixty hours. Once in face of the enemy, and the battle began, the most complete victory was not for a single instant doubtful. The cannon cleared the jungle of the serried battalions, and once in the open country, the Enfield rifle and the bayonet did fearful execution. The slaughter is said to have been immense, and the aspect of the roads and fields, when the enemy were put hors de combat, terrific. The Horse Artillery and the Light Cavalry rendered the most signal service in the flight; they kept up the pursuit for four miles, until the Ganges was reached, when numbers were driven in literally at the point of the sword BAINIE MADHOO escaped-it is not known how-while whole brigades of his great army of the morning flung down their arms in wild panic, and sought a temporary shelter by flight among the steep ravines of the Younksy. The moral effect of this triumph will be immense. It will make the other Barons at once, we think, to tender their submission; and without chiefs, the Ryots, or mere rabble, are nothing. OUR readers are aware that on New years day the sovereigns of France are accustomed to receive the great and the small, the high and the low, the great officers of state, the petty functionaries of the Departments, the Marshall with his baton, the Epieier citizen officer with his regulation sword, and his Rue St., Denis strut, and Mnformidable appearance; but above all, the Corps Dip- lomatique have the entree, and the tone and temper of the relations with each court may be gathered from the manner in which each ambassador is received and spoken to. We don't mean to say that any such scene could now a-days take place as occurred between our Lord WHITWORTH and the great NAPOLEOX, before the final disruption of the peace of Amiens; but the cordial address, and the cold formal reply, are ever considered as more than straws thrown up to find which way the wind blows. The Emperor NAPOLEON, the most impassive of men, the most taciturn of Princes, who hitherto seemed as desirous of being looked upon as Some great planet in eclipse-sought for and feared-" Now he shuns disguise and courts the open day to speak, he breaks down the barriers of etiquette, and goes out of his way to tell the Austrian Ambassador that his country and France are all but on war relations, although he of course loves and respects his loving brother and fellow Emperor—FRANCIS JOSEPH,—maugre which DAMON and PYTHIAS phrase, we presume to think there is not much love lost between them. But the marked insult offered to Austria and her Ambassador in the face of the en i oys of all the great powers of Europe is a grave and significant fact, and would seem to confirm all that has been said, all that has been hinted all that has been thought, respecting war across the Alps in spring. We are now finding the solution, we fear, of the coveted possession of the valley of the Dappe, the key to the Italian frontier —the really uttered, but the often eaten words of CHARLES ALBERT, the up-heavings of the Italian bosom, the new convulsions of the Sicilian and Neapo litan frame—the ineffectually-suppressed joy ot Russia, and the efforts of the Prussian Regent to arouse Ger- many from its torpidity, in which he has signally failed. What good to "V atherland" is Austria'-s possession of Italy? It is her weakness, and not her strength. Better far for her to homogenize her rule, and now—Poland being no more become the great European bulwark against Russia. Gladly then should we hail the day when we saw the last beer-drinking German legionary, and the wild savage Croat, savage in 'mind as well as savage in act,—no more permitted to bask under the blue sky of Italy, and chased from the land where Tasso sung and Petrarch taught. Should war ensue, Eng- land's course is plain and distinct—clear, perfect, abso- lute NEUTRALITY. No more u-ieddling.in the affairs of our neighbours. No more Pitt coalitions. No more foreign subsidies. Let us in THIS instance at least, imi- tate the wisdom and policy of our American sons and cousins, to engage in no quarrels, attend,to no interests, but our own. If our esteemed neighbour* wish to have their own throats cut, or to cut the throats of their neigh- bours, Bad, bad," we will say, "but we cannot help it j we shall take due care of our own, and shall wage no war but a defensive one. The Channel shall be roved over by our ships, but never permitted to be bridged by those of an enemy. We want no accession of territory, but we shall guard that which we have already conquered and won. Our coasts shall be defended; our army at home numerous, efficient, and equal to any -emergency. This done, the "Castle's strength would laugh the siege to scorn," and England would become at the end of the,war, if war be inevitable in Europe, the great power to te appealed to—become -in truth and fact the Arbitress of European policy-the holder of the scales between the contending nations of the continent THE day for the assembling of Parliament approaches, and many and various are the conflicting opinionsafloatfis to the ministers intend to pursue. Between them and the Whigs, and indeed the Palmerston party, as to any volun- tary concession to the popular will, there is of course not a pin to choose.; indeed, if there be a difference, it is in favour of Lord DERBY'S administration, for it has done more, eince its brief existence, to aid the.eause of the onward march towards good government, than either of the t»"o Ministries that preceded it. Besides, whit it does concede, comes even from unconverted Tories, with a good grace ami a candid admission thai if there be no change in them," still they are most wiliiag to distribute the pure gold of enlightened freedom on every side. They mince .not their measure, and talk not of finality, like Lord JOHN JiuSSELL, nor send the seeker away ,with a highly-polished phrase or a saucy bon-mot, like Lord PALMEBSTON. Bat will they grant the measure of Reform which the country wants, and must have ? The screw is certainly upon them, and if they attempt to escape from the press—peine, forti et dure, though it be—woe to them; they must at once give place to other and more popular men, and the Tory regime will have passed away—perhaps for ever

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