WHIG OPINION OF O'CONNELL. -- We do not reckon Mr. O'CONNELL among sincere repealers.  He knows too much to believe that repeal can be obtained except by force; and he has too much to lose to desire a sanguinary contest, in which power would accompany, not the qualities which he possesses -- popular eloquence and legal knowledge, but those which he wants -- military skill and indifference to danger.  But, unfortunately for himself and his country, all his anger and all his selfish passions appear to drive him to manifest the same feelings and to express the same opinions as the revolutionary party.  He appears to be inflamed by all the religious and national antipathies of his least civilized countrymen; and he has to avenge his own failure in the British parliament, and, what is more striking, in British society!  When he wished Ireland to prosper no one more earnestly demanded amendment of the combination laws; now, of course, he is silent. -- Edinburgh Review.