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. In receiving the well-merited compliments of the Anglo-Ame- r ican

port of Liverpool, Lord Elgin had a right to say that he had fulfilled the special twofold service which he undertook on assuming the government of Canada,—that of leaving the once rebellious province nothing to envy in other countries, and that of removing every wish for annexation. He might have said that the wish had died out on both sides of the border,—for the sym- pathy with those who were thought to be oppressed animated the Yankee borderer more than any notions of state policy. And as to envying other countries, the Canadians have now attained a con- dition so flourishing, so independent, and politically so free, thit they might look in vain to find a state where greater freedom

exists. Certainly not in the Union, where party and Mrs. Grundy exercise infinitely more tyranny ; not even in England, where the majority still casts an eye of vain longing at aze franchise. Lord Elgin should try his Cb&nial handln his ownihome, ted'stitive leave us nothing to envy ewen in &nab.