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(Prom the John Bull.)

(From the Globe.)


(From the Globe.) The Shuttleworth Coalition-Treaty, of which the Times has arranged the preliminaries by way of a little delassement from much sterner labours as blowing the British navy into the air by methods known to the Times., and which Monsieur Parolles will perhaps make known to the world likewise when he finds it convenient—the Shuttleworth Coalition-Treaty has shared the fate of the thousand mare's-nests, whose hatching has been announced at the same monster- prolific Eccaleobion. Dr. Shuttleworth is a Tory ergo, Ministers throw a sop to the Tories; ergo, Min- istersand the Tories may be expected to coalesce. Such was the somewhat less than Oxford logic of Printing House-square. It might, perhaps, have been sufficient to answer that one swallow does not make a sum nor one Bishop a coalition and that Tory alliance must indeed be cheap, if it is to be had on the terms announced by its morning oracle. From the Times,one would at least have expected a becoming disdain of paltry bribes. But our Oxford Correspondent made shorter work of its enthymeme. Dr. Shuttleworth is not a Tory; ergo, there is no sop to the Tories ergo, there is no coalition of Tories and Ministers. In the mean time, a somewhat curious reception was given by our Ultra-Tory Contemporaries to this Shut- tleworth lying legend. There is a rivalry in pro- digious births between Fleet-street and Bridge-street; and the Standard, having a family of his own to pro- vide for, would not cradle the misbegotten brat of its Morning Contemporary. Tales of coalition between Whigs and Tories were, according to the Standard, not less ridiculous than rumours of partnership between broken-down traders and the Barings or Rothschilds. They are the sort of stories which parties of doubtful solvency would be glad to have credited. We must suppose then of the parties who invent such stories, that their credit is low; and we give the Stand- ard the choice of concluding that its colleagues put such stories about to do themselves good, or to do their opponents harm, in the public opinion. Either sup- position is equally flattering to that party, for whom ther scribes invent coalitions with their opponents in power. There are several other remarkable views enounced by the Standard, with regard to the impossibility of any Whig and Tory coalition. One of these is, that amongst the great and manifold benefits of the Re- form Bill (we thank the Standard for that word, and we suppose Lord Grey's head is now safe from im- peachments of treason) the greatest is that the Go- vernment has been thrown open and rescued from the red-tapists. The Standard thinks it a benefit of the Reform Bill that it is henceforth impossible for the practical statesman" (sic in orig.) of its party to hold the Government. It believes it would be of no use for the practical statesmen" to coalesce with the Whigs, because they would draw no party after them it believes they never can lead the Tories (thanks to the Reform Bill,) and all it asks of them is to retire from public life, as they are rather noxious than otherwise to their own, and can be of no service to any party.


(Prom the John Bull.)