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THE NEWS.


LONDON:

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 20.

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The Paris Journals, although they arrive daily, afford no information on the actual state of France, where an explosion may be daily expected. The army of the Loire is still in being-- One of the papers confesses it consists of 45,000 men, and that it is to be joined by SUCHET and the garrisons of the different fortresses as they surrender. DAVOUST, as if fearless of consequences, is now in Paris, probably with a view of encouraging the aged LOUIS to resist the dismemberment of France. There is, we acknowledge, a veil of mystery over the whole of French affairs, which we are unable to penetrate. If the Allies are acting in concert, what is there to prevent them from taking that they deem requisite, and marching away. The very circumstance of the continuance of their troops in France, must give them habits of insubordination destructive of discipline,-- independent of the liability of their contracting a predilection for principles incompatible with a despotic Government. The part which France took in the American Revolution, went far to produce her own. Let the Allied Sovereigns, therefore, beware lest a similar fate attend them!

An intelligent German, a correspondent in The Rhenish Mercury, thus describes the state of affairs in Paris:--

"Things will certainly not remain as they are, and chances which no one can foresee, may very easily set the immense population of the capital in commotion, which, though upon the whole unattended with any success, may be fatal to those persons who are immediately exposed to it. In the present state of things, the French want a rallying point for their efforts and opinions. If they had found one, the whole country might be in flames in one night.-- For the National Guards, far from being disembodied, are, by a Royal Ordinance, to be every where completely organized. Even the Gensdarmes who are wholly embued with Bonaparte's spirit, are left in full activity.

"Germany must therefore by no means fancy that all is now quite settled, and that every one may safely indulge in indolent repose. It must accustom itself to the heavy iron armour, till it becomes as easy to wear as an every-day dress, for hard trials may yet remain behind, since the Devil well understands how to destroy by night, what a good Spirit has built up by day. If the French succeed in breaking once more the chains by which they are now bound, the storm will break out with greater fury than ever, for there is no want, no inclination to peace in these savaged men, and we know not either how to chasten or terrify them."




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