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(From the Globe.) We regret sincerely to have to announce this new attempt upon the life of his Majesty Louis Philippe, the King of the French. It is thus that the rage of unfledged heroes, with their virgin swords and prosti- tute pens, and the no less rabid virulence of renegade priests—translates itself into gun-shots Assassina- tion, like the conscription, provides substitutes, and acts by proxy. A Lamennais is a wiser man in his gene- ration than a Clement or Ravaillac the fanatics en- chef slink behind gerans responsables; and as in En- gland there are go-to-prison editors, so in France. It should seem, there is an equally advanced division of labour between firebrands and assassins. The French will have the singular honour, should these accursed attempts succeed at last, of having rid themselves, twice by assassination, once by judical murder, of three of the best monarchs to be found in their his- tory. They are bringing back, with prodigious pomp, and all the posthumous glare of false glory, the remains of the most illustrious scourge of God" since their Louis le Grand and with remarkable con- sistency in wrong estimation, here are shots fired at the man in France who certainly has worked hardest to re- pair the thousand internal evils in the reign of Napo- leon. Louis Philippe is a monarch who would have been highly respected in England; and perfectly safe from pistol shots, excepting from madmen. He would have found in the peace-loving portion of our aristo- cracy, and of our people, sufficient support to carry out his views, without incurring that odium which the French Monarch, thrown into the ferment of petty factions—not one of them strong enough to screen his person, and few honest enough to wish to screen it- has incurred by exerting his voice in the Government, in the midst of the confusion of tongues prevailing around him. We can hardly conceive a position more cruel than that of a monarch, who feels himself fit to govern, and is told that he must not do it; and who, when he seeks around him on whom to devolve the functions, which he is told it is unconstitutional for him to take any part in, finds little else than over- weening pretensions, and selfish ambitions, parties with- out party discipline or lasting cohesion and finally coalitions which set even party morals at defiance. This has been the position of the King of the French we have called it a cruel one; if he sink under it, he will deserve to be deemed the martyr of principles, which, be they sound on all points, or not, be they li- able, or not, to the charges which have so often been brought against them, have at all events, been the result of large experience, and sober conviction—infinitely more solid therefore than the stock in trade of talking politicians. If France cannot bear the caution of a ruler like Louis Philippe, she may try again how she likes an Emperor, and praetorian guards.

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