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(From the Weekly Chronicle) FRANCE. We rejoice to perceive by the tone of the most influential of the French Papers, that our anticipations of last week as to the impressions likely to be made by Lord Palmerston's speech, have been confirmed, and that due weight is attached, in the highest quar- ters, to the remarkable union of firmness, and concil- iation, which it displays. It is probable, too, that Monsieur Thiers has discovert d by this time the impossibility ofdetaching any of the contracting powers from an alliance, which is the result of a mutual conviction that the course adopted by them offers the best guarantee for the preservation of European peace; and though Louis Philippe may have appeared to give way to the first fierce outbreak of national vanity in France, there is little doubt that he sees with pleasure every symptom of returning sense. The King of the French is no Napoleon. His place is the Council Table, not the Field ;-his strength the attachment of those classes, which gave all its moral weight to the Revolution of.July. It was not the triumph of sheer physical force, but of Public Opinion uniting itself' with that force,—guiding it, tempering it, and ultimately obtaining a complete ascendancy over it,—that placed the House of Orleans upon the Throne. The Manufacturing, and Trading interests of France,—the Capitalists, the Landowners, the Shopkeepers,-iiot the Army—form this opinion; —and though susceptible enougn upon matters, in which the national honor is really concerned, they are not the men to go to war for the sake of a mere punc- tilio, where all intentional slight is disclaimed. They wish just as little to restore the Army to that pre-emi- nence, which it attained under Napoleon, as Louis Philippe himself can desire to play second fiddle to some fortunate General, whose success would render the Crown worthiest, while the King would bear all the discredit of defeat, which would be ascribed to the badness of his choice. There will, therefore, be no war, if any honourable terms of compromise can be suggested, and as all parties are interested in discover ing them, it may be taken for granted that they will be forthcoming before long. Our principal anxiety, we confess, is, as to the effect which recent events may have upon the fate, and for tunes, of Monsieur Thiers, who deserves better things from England than the loss of popularity and power. Popularity is power in the case of a Minister, who forces the door of the Cabinet by a Parliamentary majority; and feeling, as we do, that the English Alliance since Monsieur Thiers' restoration to office.