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We do trust that the Commissioners now inquiring into the

corruption of Yarmouth will not content themselves with advising a suspension of the franchise for one session. It is not possible to disfranchise so flourishing a port, but it is possible to administer a punishment which shall be felt, namely, disfranchisement for this generation of bribees, say for twenty-one years. Let us give those fellows time to die out before we again entrust them with the power of selecting men to rule the British Empire. The example, moreover, would have an excellent effect in towns which hunger for,sin, and think themselves too large for, retribution.