15 DECEMBER 1832, Page 13

" There are reports in circulation of certain kite-flyings between

the Secretary of a Club and a noble Lord not now in England. They repel the imputation."

What kite-flying is, we do not pretend to know ; but presume that it is something discreditable. What good purpose is this mysterious announcement to serve—what purpose worthy of a public instructor? Is it not some insidious threat—a rumour put in the way of publication by some secret and treacherous enemy ? Newspapers may well remain in discredit, and their writers be admitted into society with distrust and fear, when they permit themselves to be thus odiously used.