7 FEBRUARY 1852, Page 2

In Church polities an opposite kind of victory has been

effected in the two Convocations for the provinces of Canterbury and York, sitting simultaneously. but, by a remarkable peculiarity of the case, both victories appear likely to tell on one side. At the Con- vocation for Canterbury, in London, the High Church party of the Lower House succeeded in receiving petitions for a revival of Synodic action; and with some demur, and an attempt to adjourn as usual after merely sitting pro forma, the Upper House con- sented to admit the presentment of the Lower. At York, the High Church party found the doors of their accustomed chamber closed against them ; and they are left asking their Archbishop for a place to exist in ! The vacillating Sumner has permitted the party to establish a footing on the forbidden ground ; the sterner Mus- grave has exaggerated the emptiness of the form, until it has be- come a monkery and a scandal; and both victories, we say, tell in favour of the persevering restorationists.