11 MAY 1839, Page 8

Sir ROBERT PEEL is cunning and adroit, but not sagacious.

A poli- tician's instinct would have shown him the folly of disagreeing with the Queen about her Household before he had secured a large majority in the Commons. If he had waited for 450 Tory Members, the Queen would have been at his mercy, and must have given up her Whig women. He has blundered ; and not for the first time, as all know who have watched his career. But let that pass—what is to happen now? Any one of these three events: Lord MELBOURNE may reconstruct the Cabinet with its old materials, in which case it will soon go to pieces. again ; or he may introduce new men and new principles ; i: a Go- vernment of new men and new principles may be formed without him. In either of the latter cases, the Government will be deserted by some old Whigs, and could not be sustained until after the registration, except in defiance of a majority of both Houses. This, then, is the only alternative—a Tory Govermnent ; or a Government devoid of Whiggery, and going on for a time in spite of hostile majorities in both. Houses. The men for a Tory Government arc ready—where are they for the only other sort of Government?