4 SEPTEMBER 1852, Page 2

Public expectation begins to define the next " annexation "

in India. It is assumed that what is dangerous to us from its rest- less contumacy must be seized to bring it completely within the screw of British power ; and Pegu is construed to be in that state of ripeness. If England were to take possession as high up the Rangoon as Prome, residuary Burmah, deprived of its seaboard., would be rendered harmless ; and the revenue of the rich province would pay for the trouble of possessing it. Mapsellers had better withhold their next editions until Lord Dalhousie shall have re- turned from Rangoon.