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The rumours of an almost immediate dissolution turn out to

be in- ventions. Whether the Cabinet at its second meeting, this day week, discussed the policy or not, —and it appears to be most pro- bable that it did,—the resolution to hold on appears to be more strong than ever. Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen stated at Deal on Wed- nesday—of course upon authority—that "he did not expect a dis- solution for six months." We consider the decision a mistake, as we have argued elsewhere ; but it was clearly a point for the Cabinet, and not:or the constituencies to decide. Ministers are not respon- sible to accidental electors, but to Parliament, and it has often happened that elections in a recess have given no real impression of the wishes of the people, who at such times are moved mainly by local prepossessions.