24 NOVEMBER 1855, Page 6

Rumours of a proximate dissolution of Parliament have sprung up

within the last few days. On Tuesday, the Morning Herald expressed alarm at the alleged menace of a dissolution, and described it as an at- tempt to "knock out the brains of the Opposition." Yesterday, the Times commented at some length on the character of a Parliament "which has in so short a time outlived the topics, the ideas, the reputations, the political connexions which surrounded its birth" ; and balanced the arguments for and against a dissolution,—one argument in favour of it being, that a general election would result in the exclusion of moat of "the admirers of Russia," who acting in combination, can now damage a Minister and do the work of the Czar in the House of Commons. Al- though undecided in terms, the spirit of the paper was decidedly enough for a dissolution.

This morning the Daily News prints the following as a "political ru- mour"— " It was stated with confidence in Downing Street yesterday, that Lord Palmerston has determined upon an immediate dissolution ; that the an- nouncement will be made public in the course of a few days ; and that the new Parliament will be called together early in February.' The Horning Pest, however, would seem to settle the question, but does not, by giving prominence to blue few words- " We have every reason to believe that Parliament will meet about the usual time, viz, the end of January or the beginning of February."