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LOHD L1 ALMRTON IN MA?C.?S- (VFM t I :ri ti i Liouo i .iunorst<i u:is .;•! a vis.t to trie cify of I Manchester this w; eh, atnl judging by the tone of mo-it of the loeal o;ij)^is, his doi:i^ so litis t 1 1 l' 1 '1 c..ll I •viuent l :1"tOlí!(, ) In• natives," beyond fill measure. They admit this to be a«i ngo of wonders, politiealv soi-hilv and physically I)iit thit tli(-, Pam. the ourtly m- intri nior and snobbish uiistoe; at, should pay homage to cotton and bow at the shrine of spinning jennie?. is inconceivable A bridge to j cross the. English Channel or to span, the I Atlantic is within tha range of po.^ibliitv nnd a jiassacc to California via the North Pole, or 1 LRncter Sound, would not ?r(?n.t? mn;h won- der. ?ut that Lord Palmerston should bridge owr the prejudice, the ?raat s?u?f which h:? I. h 1 I 1" > hitherto separated the exclusive aristocracy of England from the busy abodes of infiustry in our large manu!acturini; towns, exceeds all belief and resol ves itself into the "greatest wonder of this wonderful age/' Even the pel;f((.t lVhirl, in the sister island, raises its eyes in real or alTbctod astonishment, and forthwith pens a witty leader on tin; SilbjpcL-so ex- citing is the theme—so inspiring n the occasion As to the McmchssUr Examiner ami- Titnss it is so bcwilderd and beside itself that it is losing all common sense and decency in the bargain, j That our readers nifty not conclude that we are r, the same iliin^ -we shall have to quote from the columns of our "respected" con- temporary. Describing the effeets produced ¡ by the entrance of his Lordship into Manches- ter oil Tuesday, tit's rnaginativc Daily" thus ) speala: 11 Seller,4 may reasonably advance I their demands a for buyers will be san- guine and purchases larjre (!). The city clock ha: gained ten minutes every hour since half- Jvast four yesterday it was renmr?ml thi?, as his Lordship p?ssfd, the Infirmary Dmntains da ieed and higgled (?) to an unusual height; the Iron Duke was observed to apply the end of his thumb to lib nose Peel (his statue we suppose ia meant) winked with one eye (as if statues or men wink with two) and the figure of commerce seemed so singularly agitated by his Lordship's presence that it is supposed she intends to enter a protest t-ir.Liiislu- the congrt, tulations which will be offered in the Town Ilall, on Thursday The. Examiner hopes that its subscribers will pardon it for noticing these phenomena, and we hope so too, although, we for our own parts should scarcely feel justi- fied indulging in such a fond expectation, were we in Its place. It cannot now he alleged that trade and commerce necessarilly extin- guish the imaginative faculty, or that poetical flights are incompatible with cottou bales and hogsheads of sugar. For ourselves, we look upon the Premier's visit to this great emporium of British manufac- j ture as an interesting social fact, and nothing more. The better d iss of great men arc those who not only possess great talents and com- man ling abilities, but who also apply them to practical purposes. Something more is re- quired to sueece-fully conduct the affairs of a h h f' 1- oreat empire than the power of matins orations in the Home of Commons, and rounding fluent phras s and su^t :.ees. Our statesmen s houl l be practically acquainted with the wants and necessities of our great trailing cities, and this knowledge is not to be obtained in Down- ing Burke with all his oratory never carried one sin-rle measure to benefit the nation whose require- ments ha so eloquently pointed out and stated whilst Joseph Iiume, who could scarcely return thanks properly in an after dinner speech, was really at the bottom of most of tlio-« measures of Reform, which have })dl carricd during'the past 30 years. They were both great men and of whom their country is justly proud; but their rreatness was very dissimilar—one consisted in theory, whilst the other's was practical. At the present moment there are, strictly speaking, no political p:n ties in England, be- cause those questions which really divide men nd make them antagonistic, have been settled. There are factions seeking for phice and power, and political cotciies, and crotchetty sections of individual;, but no party. Where i- the Englishman who now believes in the divine right" of Kings, or who does not • ."ofess that our institutions should be improved with the progressive civilization and the ascer- tained exigencies of the nge? They day differ and do differ as to the precise reineuy to be adopted, or the evil to be redressed, but they agree in fundamental principles. Such being the case, the attention of our statesmen ia I directed to the social condition of the people, and to frame measures calculated to ameliorate and improve that condition. In short, we have nothing left us to do but to carry out and put in practice those great principlessthe soundness of which is uneversally acknowledged iu this country, and for which osi r fathers com bat ted and even bled. Domestic legislation, after all, is the touchstone by which the- eilioeney of modern st '.esinen is tried, and the rock upon which have all, or nearly alt, have foundered. What wonder, then, if Lord Pahnerston, know- ing this, should seek to extend this knowledge, in this niatte r v.hleh in thia matter ? po\vcr, by for once leaving the precincts of St. Stephens, and visit- ing the busy haunts of the industrial districts of Lincashire ? Lord Palmerston's enemies, and they are somewhat numerous we admit, cannot deny I   uf b -a l J 3 L-,ii d him he merit of bcm? pmdica Jaunty and Oil' hand as he is said to be, he never shirks work, and, what is of. importance, he will not permit idleness in others. He will have 110 lazy nags in his parliamentary tøaiU- lie its leader. It is weil known that a number of measures of a social cli.,iracter;tre now un- der the serious consideration of government, and also that extraordinary care is beiiii, to perfect their details. It ia also known that on Monday next, a cabinet council will beheld at which, doubtless, most of these measures wiil be critically scanned. Is it not possible that Lord Pnhnerston's visit to Manchester may have relation to one or more of these measures, the principles and details of which will then to be agreed upon '? This hypothesis may be groundless but it is quita as reason- able as to suppose that his Loadship's visit is indicative of his desire to coquette with Mr. Bright and the Manchester school, the former of which is a perj^n.d as veil as a political ad- versary. This would be directly opposed to I his Lordship s antecendentB, and we uirty add, I" I ortune, through life, his enemies have in the long run been obliged to come over to him- and not iie to them. Lnt uiuifever the motive 1 '.J it i.i a pleading si t Iof, the titties to see the Premier of England atte iding to the people evvi at their own homes, and thus tacitly i; -kuowledging their importance and power, \V'hat would the s'!?? of Pitt aud C?tic- ¡. ra 1 f 1 rea/h have said to t?— "? (aki:)? such a popu.ar step ? 1.' 1 J l..lw'" to'l.. 1

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