The mutual advances of the Whigs and Repealers in Ireland
pro- ceed most favourably for a "compact alliance." The correspond- ence of the Lord Chancellor with the Repeal Magistrates, once dismissed now reinstated, is a series of billets-doux. Mr. O'Con- nell casts off Smith O'Brien, not without a sigh ; and declares that there never was such a Government for Ireland as that which Lord Besborough's is—to be. The quondam adulators of Lord Normanby—now no longer in the Ministry—undertake to sneer at his "claptrap gaol-deliveries," and readily vouch for the superiority of the present Viceroy's quiet rule—that is to be. This last trait of Irish political morality is rather disgusting. However, the reconcilement of the Repeal leaders with the offi- cials is a fortunate circumstance, conducing to the tranquillization of Ireland ; and we are glad enough to see it brought about, in spite of the bad taste that disfigures the process.