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The London Times remarks that whether Poland was made over to Russia in the last settlement of Europe as a trust or a gift, it has certainly proved a fatal possession. Poland, says the Times, has been ruled by three Russian Emperors since 1815, and has been a difficulty to all of them. Alexander and Nicholas would have left better names in history had they not been Kings of Poland. The judgment Europe has passed on them has been materially influenced by the system of government they authorized or permitted in this portion of their dominions. It identified the Russian power and the Russian name with the worst kind of despotism, and made it a kind of terror to the nations of the West. To repel any further encroachments, in any direction, by such a Government, appeared worth every sacrifice, and the feeling at last found expression in the war, from the effects of which Russia has not yet recovered. France, England and Germany judged the whole tendency of Russian policy by wha