13 NOVEMBER 1869, Page 2

The King of Italy has had a severe attack of

inflammation of the lungs, and on Saturday received extreme unction. He has, however, recovered, and is now pronounced out of danger. He showed in his extremity the bull-dog courage he has displayed all his life, and, it is said, on rather doubtful authority, described him- self as a man who had been compelled by Providence to fulfil a series of great duties,—not a bad description of his career. If he had performed his duties to himself as well as be has those to his people he would have less need of repentance, but his sickness appears to have elicited strong expressions of attachment from the ttalians. George II. with a bigger brain and no Queen,—that is pretty nearly the description of Victor Emanuel.