LABOURS OF THE COMMONS.
MORNING CHRONICLE—There were in all fifteen working days to the 'House of Commons—that is, deducting Wednesdays, Saturdays, and holydays—during the last month. Upon thirteen of these fifteen days the House did not adjourn till an hour varying from half-past One to half-past three of the following morning. The sum total of matters that on these thirteen days claimed the attention of the House exceeded 1100; affording an average of about ninety subjects for each
evening's notice or consideration. Exclusive of these ninety matters per evening, upon several of the thirteen days from twenty to thirty Committees have sat; and, as if all this were insufficient, Members, and Members of distinction, too, have, during the-whole of the period, been, some of them, "importunately begging," some assiduously " nego. elating," and others of them loudly clamouring for a little space—for an inch of time, as it were—in which to present to the House further topics for discussion, or additional measures for adoption. The operations, of which a faint conception may hence be formed, may pass current with some for legislation. Other parties there are, however, by whom the grave mention of that term, as applicable to these operations, would be felt to be as gross an indignity as could well be offered to their under