25 DECEMBER 1830, Page 5

The state of Switzerland generally has been somewhat disturbed for

several months ; and in Lausanne, it would appear, there is something approaching to an actual revolution. The commonly received notions of Helvetia are exceedingly inaccurate. People talk of Swiss liberty ; but the liberty of the country is the liberty of an abominable aristocracy, and of the towns, of a set of close and corrupt corporations. We wish the Switzers success, for they require it hardly less than the Poles—only the tyrants of the latter are foreign, and those of the former domestic.