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(From the Times.)


(From the Times.) Some of our contemporaries on this side the Channel, as well as the other, continue to exhibit all the stmptoms of the liveliest apprehension of a rup- ture with France. M. THIERS is denounced by one of the correspondents of a morning paper as the main author of the strife, resisting all the pacific incli- nations of the King of the FRENCH, and despatching dangerous" instructions to the French fleet whilst a distinguished writer in another column assures the public that His MAJESTY approves of all the measures adopted by his Minister, and persists in the most warlike resolves. But, whatever alarm may have been expressed here from the apparent renewal of a more hostile tone on the part of the French Gov- rnment, we are now perfectly assured, that though the posture of affairs is extremely serious, and that a spark may set the world on fire, yet no new incident has arisen, and no projects are entertained by the French Government to hasten so disastrous a consequence. On the contrary., the states- men w h ) met last week at the Cha eau dEu appear to be fixedly and unitedly determined to adiere to that expectant policy, which is unquestionably the best remaining chance of peace. Under the c r- cumstances of the case, with a community offended and annoyed at the interruption of that alliance by which peace has been preserved for ten years, jea- lous of England, hostile to Russia, and besotted to the PASHA-with an infuriated press, and a large excited military population, it does not appear that any more prudent or pacific course could nave been pursued without exposing the Government to being carried away into what would be less prudent and least pacific of all. As far as we know anything of the matter, the King of the FRENCH and his .Ministers are not less pacific than they have ever been, but they have a triple and an arduous task—to keep the French nation within bounds, to keep the French fleet within bounds, to keep the Pasha of EGYPT within bounds, and all this with a due regard tf, t,, eir own safety and character. Tin; somewhat vehement mpasnre of instant pre- paration for the worst has served at least to maintain the KING'S personal authority at a crisis when it vas as likely to be required to restrain France as to assail Europe, To keep the peace between two great and jeabus maritime armaments is doubtless a matter of con- siderable difficulty and the most pacific orders smt from a distant authority may be frustrated b; a thousand casualties. But we venture to affirm that as long as the measures of coercion which tre resorted to against the PASHA are confined to the maritime operations of a blockade on the coast, the French fleet has received the strictest and most predse instructions to refrain from any kind of hostile interference, and to avoid every risk of col- lision. Is England inclined to do more? Is England, any more than France, disposed to fight the battle of Navarino over again, in order to destroy the fleet which she seeks to restore to its rightful master ? Or are we to be responsible for the territorial operations of Russian land forces agaiist Syria, which would hardly be viewed in this country with less jealousy than in France ? On the other hand, the tardy nature of a blockfde may concur with the injunctions of France to induce MEHEMET ALI to remain quiescent in his present position, until circumstances afford some means of re-opening the negotiations, or compel him to re- linquish his extravagant demands. In the mean time, if the Chronicle of the Cairt may serve as an indication of the intentions of lie Cabinet, M. GUIZOT leaves town to day upon a visit to Windsor Castle, where Lord PALMERSTON and the Duke of WELLINGTON are both staying; and ;he Right Hon. THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY, who is not staying at Windsor Castle, is gone to Paris at this particular juncture, in order, doubtless, to ccn- found the French belligernets by the bland and unperturbed demeanour of the English Secretary at War.

(From the Morning Post.)

(From the Weekly Chronicle)