The presentation of the usual complimentary addresses by the public
bodies of Paris to the King of the French on New Year's Day, afforded Louis PHILIPPE an opportunity of expressing per- sonally those pacific sentiments which had been previously an- nounced by the members of his Cabinet. No express reference to the cause of the isolated position of France was required to indi- cate the tone of the King's mind, at a time when every word was sure to be weighed and applied to existing circumstances. The tenour of his answers to the various addresses was, of course, emi- nently pacific. He was anxious to disavow the charge against France of being "a cause of perturbation in the niidst of Europe "; and equally desirous to discountenance the Revolutionary party who desire war as a means of subverting the throne. The clergy of Paris have at length recognized the King of the Barricades. The progress of time has changed Louis PHILIPPE'S position. The clergy now recognize in him the representative of the Mo- narchical principle opposed to Democracy, instead of viewing him as the symbol of Revolution. The reconciliation seems to have been extremely acceptable at court. The news from France in other respects invites no comment.