14 JANUARY 1843, Page 2

ESPARTERO has returned to Madrid, and has dissolved the Cortes.

The moral is, that he does not now fear an election enough to dismiss his Ministers in order to avoid it; or that, at all events, he deems an election less perilous or troublesome than a Cortes torn by party-distractions, which the quashing of the late insurrection may in some degree have mitigated. This strengthens the belief that the spirit of revolt is known to have been almost confined to Barcelona ; and the frivolous and vexatious nature of that absurd outbreak may even have produced a reaction. The new Cortes are to meet in April ; till which time, the control of Government will remain with the Regent and his Ministers,—use- fully relieved perhaps, for that brief space, from the surveillance of a disorderly popular assembly, that will have answers to indiscreet questions.