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(From the John Bull.) By a reference to our Foreign summary it will be seen that the King of the FRENCH has stolen a march upon his fellow-citizens. He has warmed them into a warlike mood, heated their courage red-hot, and so persuaded them to acquiesce in NAPOLEON'S long cherished plan of fortifying Paris. The pretext was in the first instance, and is now, the necessity of being prepared to hold out against all; the world, in case of all the world's marching upon Paris. The real object is the muzzling of the Parisians, who have always been susceptible of the influence of political dog-days, and of curbing and o'ercrowing them by the erection and maintenance of a Praetorian camp. Now, whether Louis PHILIPPE has got up this present turmoil and note of war in order to carry this scheme into effect, or whether he have simply taken advantage of the circumstances of the time, he has displayed equal abi- lity, and deserves full credit for the able move. The Revolution in Spain proceeds, it appears, quietry-however the subject is noticed at some length in another column—and that of Portugal seems to be hushed up. By the way, a letter which ESPARTERO has addressed to the QUEEN REGENT, and in which he declines coming forward with the troops under his command," in defence of the Throne as his Royal Mistress beseeches him to do, is so admirable a speci- men of the plausible, that we are sorry its length pre- cludes us from giving it. He talks in it, too, of his nobleness," and of his accustomed honest feeling Now we should like to know-simply as a curious psychological question—whether the man deceives himself, and believes what he says—just as LORD MELBOURNE may do in supposing himself competent to the office which he holds, or Lord PALMERSTON, who, whilst he is virtually selling his country, disdains to defendl himself from the openly brought charge of treason The latest news from the East is thus given in this morning's Times:- "Advices from Alexandria, dated the 31st ult., communicated by the Sentinelle de Toulon, state that the greatest enthusiasm prevailed among the Egyp- tian population in favour of the policy of the Pasha. In the event of an attack being made on Alexandria, no doubt was entertained but that the entire popu- lation would unite in opposing it. Mehemet Ali was, according to these accounts, more firmly resolved than ever to resist the propositions of the four Powers. An- other letter from the same place, of the date of the 29th, announces that in a conference which Mehemet Ali had with Rifat Bey, in the presence of the Consuls of the Four Powers, he expressed his satisfaction with the arrangement proposed by the treaty of London with respect to Egypt, and added that he would be content with Syria for life. The most positive orders have been given to Ibrahim to march upon Constantinople as soon as the first cannon shall be fired, and it is said that the Russians on their side are equally ready to advance. "From the accounts brought by the Papin, which reached Toulon from Alexandria on the 12th instant, it appears that Admiral Stopford, being informed of the expected arrival of a French vessel loaded with howitzers for the Pasha of Egypt, had issued orders for its capture." Here, too, we may as well give from the same source,though not strictly inkeeping with political news, the intelligence that Madame LAFFARGE, whose trial will henceforward be classed among Causes Celebres, swallowed poison immediately after the report deli- vered into Court by M. ORFILA, to the effect that he and his associate chemists from Paris had discovered arsenic in every part of the body of her deceased hus- band submitted to analyzation. It was not known at Paris when the Times' despatch left, whether death had ensued or not.

(From the Weekly Chronicle.)