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The triumphant reception of Mr. O'CONNELL in the provinces, Is a pleasant commentary on the efforts of his calumniators in

town. There probably never was an instance of a public man suffering so little from constant and unmitigated slander, as DANIEL O'CONNELL. Of all the dirt which the conspirators and

their tools have been throwing at him for a twelvemonth past,

none seems to have stuck. Men of the highest character in all ranks of life do justice to his motives ' • and men of all parties ex press their disgust at the system of falsehood and calumny with which his foes and the foes of his country have struggled to crush him.

O'CONNELL'S speeches at Nottingham and Hull appear to have been very effective ; although they possess little novelty, and for

the most part consist of thoughts and phrases with which those who are accustomed to read and hear his speeches are already

familiar. This by no means detracts from their merit, when the purpose of the orator is remembered. His object is to create a certain uniform impression on the public mind ; and, though himself gifted with infinite variety in every mood of eloquence, he has learned by experience, that in ' -ding with the popular masses this is best done by the frequent

of the same arguments and the same language. What

ects one large body of men, will move others composed of the same classes: moreover, it is a pleasure to hear that which is familiar to us; and probably most large assemblies, unaccustomed to oratory, would choose rather to hear an old speech by O'CONNELL, which they had read with delight, and which they knew to have produced a powerful effect upon the feelings of others, than-the most brilliant novelties be could pour forth off-hand, or painfully elaborate, expressly for the occasion. It only displays considerable ignorance, therefore, instead of critical acumen or fine taste, when O'CoNNaLL's baffled slanderers attempt to depreciate Ins speeches at Nottingham or other places by calling them worn-out, and twenty years old. They were effective—they answered the purpose of the speaker, who struck no chord whose

vibrations were not loud and strong. O'Costrism. will return to the House of Commons, after his Easter tour of triumph, more powerful and popular than ever.