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UEUTUyii TYDVIL, SATURDAY, June 10, 1837 .0 A few days since the Lord Mayor of London, the City Authorities and a considerable train of the Aldermen, &c. &c. presented an Address to the Duchess of Kent on the topic of the Princess Victoria's reaching her 18th year. The papers, blundering, call this her coming of age. But as she is now no more out of her minority than when she was in her cradle, the homage so sedulously shown, and on higher authority too thai) that of the Radical simpleton who now so ridiculously wields the Civic sceptre, has been unluckily premature. The Duchess of Kent on this occasion read a paper, in which she entered into rather a loii,, detail of her merits, as the wife of tile Duke of Kent, and the mother ol the little Princess. Among other merits she look to herself one ill the shape of never having exhibited a bias for any of the contending parties in the State. We as strongly doubt the merit of this IIH\trollly illlpartialllY, as public opinion strongly doubts its truth. That it would be presumptuous in the Duchess of Kent, or any other Duchess, to busy herself i" political intrigue we perfectly allow; that it would be impotent we as perfectly allow hut that it would become the mother of the Heiress Pre- sum itive to look with equal favour on the loyal subject and the dangerous partisan to see no difference between the Royalist and the Radical, and think that she was doing her duty to either her King or her Child by this miserable neu- trality, we altogether deny. With the freedom that ollght never to be separated from the Press, and with the honesfy which gives all its vallie to tijilt freedom, we say to persons of the rank of the Duchess of Kent that they must not be neutral that they must not expect the nation to fight their battles, il they smile equally on the honour- able champion and the villainous assailant; that their fate depends upon the ail'ections of the people, and the best retllrll which they cau make for those affections is to be grateful. Yet even if this poor impartiality be culpable, are we to believe that it has been sustained ? Why are the io Pieaus of the O'Connells vociferating I'" round the land ? Why is the insect activity of Mr Roebuck in full flutter? Why is the sullen reptilism of Joseph JIuine gathering up its spires and making its way on its belly through the dust to Kensington? Why is tile wholu mingled folly and ferocity of Radicalism gri- macing like the tigers and monkeys of a menagerie as the hour comes when they expect to be fed? Why is an obscure member of an obscure family of Irish Papists the oracfe of Kensington Palace? Or, to judge of the way the wind blows by tossing up straws, why was the first partner chosen for the Princess Victoria on her first appearance before the nobility and lead- ing gentry ofEnglalld-theyrand-son of a Papist Peer, and that Peer notoriously one of the most bigotted and ostentatiously Papist of his tribe? These things may seem trifles, and of course no one can desire to interfere with the qlladrillcs of a girl of eighteclI,-ullt ill COllrts IIOII( of those matters are by chance. The choice of the partner was doubtless duly considered, and the choice of a Papist Lord for the hand of a Pro- testant Princess, even but for the first half hour of her public existence, was not without a pur- pose, and a significant one. What! Was there not one English Protestant Nobleman in the room who might be thought worthy of so marker a distinction ? Unquestionably, if tjie object of the Duchess of Kent" was to show that she regarded Popery and Protestantism Oil the same cold aud worthless level,-or rather, if she pre- ferred the Papist, she could not have given a more intelligible hint to ^hose whose acclama- tions, profligate and prodigal alike, have re- sounded from every IJauot of Popery and Radicalism in the empire. Thus we find the horn of Rebellion in Mr j O'Connell's hands suddenly turned into ominous panegyric. Thus we find Air Shiel suddenly Hinging his hand over the discordant strings his little grasp has taught to utter no sound but mutiny. His speech at the Lambeth Meeting was a sin-offering, whose smoke could onlv have stained the shrine on which it was offered, it probably astonished Ilimself as much as it enraptured the rabble of the paltry tavern whi're it was delivered, and the insulter of the Duke of York on his death bed, lavished his whole travelling provision»of mercenary meta- phor on the niece of that Duke, in sight of a throne. In these remarks we can have no desire of dealing harshly with females. But mighty interests are bound up with the conduct of those females. Our Protestant Constitution, which is the life of the Empire, mav depend on a woman's caprice, an interested match, an early predilection for a dangerous party, or a mere chilling indifference Jo the principles of British political wisdom. Long live we say the Princess Victoria, if she be the Queen that England desires to see. Long live the sanctity, the energy, the justice, and the dignity that make a lhrone at once splendid and secure. But now is the critical time. We must have no Coboiirg religious indifference, no political trifling. The Princess has the model of Sovereigns, the great Elizabeth before her She has only to adopt her sincerity, her love of England and her holy homage to the purest form of Religion, British Protestantism; and her government may defv every storm. No task can at once be easier and more triumphant. The whole essential knowledge is condensed in this single principle. '• SUSTAIN PROTESTANTISM AT ALL HAZARDS." Elevate the religion of the country and the Sovereign elevates herself. Like the prophet, she will be borne up by that resistless spirit, and at her last hour transmit her wisdom and her remembrance, in glury to her people,

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