7 JANUARY 1832, Page 6

LEOPOLD gave a grand ball the other day. Before the

time came, the most sinister rumours were spread abroad by the little Orange faction—every state, it would appear, must be pestered with this colour of the forsaken—even assassination was insinuated! But the fate went off, not merely well, but splendidly and happily; and every respectable person in the capital was present, with the exception of a handful, who were afraid, from their known senti- ments, to show themselves in the presence of their Sovereign.