1 MAY 1847, Page 2

The promised intervention of the Powers who were parties to

the Quadruple Alliance seems to have had the most untoward effect on the Portuguese Government : no sooner has that Go- vernment secured the protection of a British force for the Palace, than it displays an insolent and suicidal self-confidence, and draws back from its duty of negotiating with the Popular party. This is one of the disgusting consequences that attend any inter- vention in Portuguese affairs.