14 JANUARY 1832, Page 12

The Standard on Monday forgot its politeness and good humour,

because, in a Postscript paragraph of six lines, we had jestingly hinted that the tirade against the King, contained in its Peerage leader of last Saturday, bordered on that class of compositions which the Attorney- Genend claims the peculiar privilege of criticising. If the logic of our ingenious contemporary did not, assuredly his abuse will not convince us, that to denounce the creation of Peers by King WILLIAM the Fourth as a greater crime than any committed by JAsiEs the Second, and by necessary inference deserving a greater punishment, is not essentially a libel. But he is safe, in these days, from the Attorney-General's ven- geance ; and had we not known this, we should hardly have ventured on even a jesting allusion to the subject—had our contemporary's quon- dam prosecutor, but present ally, Sir JAMES SCARLETT, been in office, we should have been more guarded.