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IF PAIB IN ADVANCE, , i ;: : Z. IIAGAN, Editor and Proprietor, 1 .M r, .-, 1 $n Interesting Calf. THELOVEES OF CLOFTON BRIDGE. ' BY FBANCES P." r-EPPEREIX. The sun was setting 'over the Avon, throwing red radiance on dipping bough and rippling watery transmuting the great stone piers of Clafton bridge into massy gold, and half hijling with. Jong, level ,., shadows the two joung figures upon a low abutment beneath the shoreward arch; the figure of a young man, who, sitting:) carelessly, ever ana anon inrew ms line far into the river-, unmindful of piscatory eucces, while the eyes were bent upon bis companion, -an-English girhwearing the beauty of sixteen summers, who stood half leaning over-tho broad stream from her nook of misonry ; and they both wore tliexostume of-the peasantry. . . ' "Thou wilt never fill thy basket, 0 aeile fisherman !" 8Hid the girl, stooping .' to admire the changing hues of a brace of fish struggling on the rushes therein. "How vivid the colors of their shining sides, like the sparks of half burned em beres. , In dying, rrrethinks they evince a beauty that all - their lives between cool, flowing currents, they never owned, Dostthou not-pereeire.it J.". ....... . m "I perceive only a beauty before which . all other fairness, fades, to an ashen pale ness," answered the youth, seriously..-,.' i'Away wiih thy flattering speeches J". 6he replied. ."Hast found another ladie love, that thau must needs revert to idle phra-ej here in -the cool.'rural shadows whither we have fled in our simple garb, to epeak truth sabd be earnest! away from U those trivial palace whims." . could have (no other love, for my eyes give not one. glance at other form than thine." ."What' ailetlrthce- to-night ?"., asked the " girl, with a merry laugh. .". "'thy mood da tragical, yet thou art somewhat melodramatic, nevertheless ! hast been hearing -the plays of the Jolly Chrildrew, dr' the1 significant French i mystery v "Ay, thou hast it. . A French mystery but which reads plain enough." . ,u. .J'.WV- w'lt tbov persist in, thy mood ness T i 'i'hou art. sad, tell. me why, Siif folk!" and she sat down.deside him, laying her hand caressingly on his shoul tler.'""'' J,; "Has thy heart changed,' Mary," he replied, touching the hand with his lips, 'since ' that hour,'' by my tablets, two ye'ars ago this' very flay, wherrundcr the great e,In' at Winsor, thou didst vow" -f'Yes,I kuovy. 1 Foolish boy ! and do true Leartfi! change so 1 Am I a fish, that I should .vary with every ray of light, every grasp of breath ? .Thou, thou art changed ' .'fhou lovest me no longer, or. tbOu wouldst never doubt me. Thou wisheBt to be free ! Go' I release thee ! Never will' Mary Tudor 'exact love from any;!" and she arose proudly, yet, with tears coursing over he cheeks. :"'' '; - "But if love is exacted from Mary Tu dor I" said Suffolk. , ..Never," ejie. answered, "will; any one, enfoice my will, v My brother,1 who is king; will proteet. me !." : . "TIiqu thiokeet.thy brother loves thee, then'!"-'.' 1 :'' ,:'lXnwti.,;;;;:; : :;y . '. "And if thou and I should part, Mary. If I should be forced to resign thee 1" ; J'liye thy enigmas 1" .she cried, im periously; Speak plainly! D"ke of Suf, :,"'i,'gpgak, lower, Princess1 Mary,'' 'he answered,) smiling.. .f'For' what dq '.we wear a disguise, if we proclaim our , rank -to all tlie world VI . and risingy he ,drew her gently to a, seat bide hiin. ' "Ah ! tliou'smilest," alia , responded, lialf relieved. "Why. dost thou pain me tao 1 Haff thy heart gone astray, has ano ,;ther :o.f, nobler name or greater weth and "beauty, won the ?.',! - . ' . ,'.'.;. - .'"Great bequty:' of England does hot ;lok r, Of wealtli,; Suffolk hiriiself pos sessoa sufficient ;. and whoso weds the eistef of England's Eighth Henry, can .mount no higher on the ladder of rank." ..'Then why art thou1 so strange ?" , -.''M't'hwe, Jbeen thihki.Dg of pdasibiliiiesj 'WiembcriBg what I pray: fo.bo but Sdie ''court gdsV Swear fait'1 8gain t0 liae' "Jlaryl Swear that if danger thieatens 'our love, thoii wilt fly with nie.'into Gef. many or Spain ! ,' France is; indeed, 'no jreAtge for ttsiy Fly tiow!" ' ' - : ' J,.;;'i,Ts there "daitge'f.tiow !" she asked, ' laughingly.: Viliy should I,; who have my bro'ihe.ry', Sanction .oa-.mr love, fly anywhere ? ,, I, whoi in another; .month, ; become wholly j-iKihe' iV:iU'-" "I fear tropatantly I X fearlest our hap- piqesa hoivisipnary test' images of bur v. wenueu ruvuic,uiHy pb oiy , K8 uie mir' '4gl of jbe desertjtliat 'ideceiyai veary trave'llera with delightful piduweg oC juiu- .?'Ifiotia'refit.i' Detestable' thonght 1. Dteary words ! teViu's leave thehv and dwell only on Ihefpreie'nt V that at least is ours.' Whpn'thfl'oldlalderman spannod the tidfe with these' 'archeB,'1 dost think he U M , Sltcchli ; frarital Wtiii. mim ?$itjj . f ileratuw, mct, anir. dreamed of foolish', princely lovers fleeing across them ?",... ' 'All men who live in a kingdom, im agine and expect royal 'reverses and flights; but other lovers than one's-self enter no man's thoughts, when dwelling on the future," "And why should we not walk ov"er ? Why fly 1 Prudent one ! will any fine court lady come running after to seize my lover's mantle, or is there any David to Biiutch.thy lamb, Uriah 1 Moieover the inboii is, rising, and the palace lies beyond the bridge, and thy shiner and thy red finued perch are dead. See those long necked, white sswim up that sea of silver beneath Hip 'pollard willows, to their nest ! Come, my love ! leave thy rod and booty, I. will wait for thee no longer !" and mounting the rough, stone steps she sprang lightly on the parapet, and skilfully balancing herself, easily trip ped along the narrow, dangerous beams. Another instant, and her lover's arm en circling her waist, lifted her down to the foot-path. "Play me no moro such pranks !" said he. "Where is the haughty dignity .that erewhile made my heart to tremble ?". "That was because thou wert foolish. Three hours I have been no princess, but a happy girl,' nor will I chIL to my lost dignity till, when I am again weighed down with splendor, it recognizes me." '"Walk beside me while thou niayest, darling," he said, dreamily. . ; '"Is thy crimson order across thy shoul der, and thy rapier dangling at thy other side! Methinks I hear ihy spun --clattering on the hard stone. One; would know thou wert no fisherman. Thou walkest as though-a crown lay on thy head." . . '. '. "Heavier ,than a crown lietji on my heart." ' : '.'..'; ; "Hush !" he: anstyeieJ, coming back to.liitn. "I will never play thee false) thou knowesu leave thy sadness. Hark! the good market; (folks are qoming. . My good fisherman, be merry, as all oor peo ple must needs be ! . Wear . this iu .your cap !" and she plucked a stem of. purple bolls growing in a crevice of the wall and handed it to him ; and .while the countr y people passed across; the city to their homes', the two lovers went the other way, apd becamo lost to notice in the crowtl and the. shadows; "Robert Blake !"'cried one marketman at the other extremity, of the bridge, to a companion. "No more 'war for us, and corn again comes into our bams." 11 ( . "And how may that be, Lee," return ed his mat?, wlien our king makes war next month, on the Jriencli one. the curf,' "Thus! stupid fold beaverT The Prii'v cess: M ary, blessings on. her ;8iiniiy head, ere that willltlbe Queen of' Fraitcf, and will rnarry the cur who for a wife, Sells a kingdom !" ( '.. . ', , ' ' . . Kuflolk, .the betrothed of the princess, also knew it., '. , , It was late tlie same evening, and long sitting in the rich duk and semi:iui)on- hglil of the poudoir ot Queen Kathenue of Arrogon, not as yet divorced, the lovers had tasted a pleasure too deep aua pure not to he the precursor of evil., ; j . The page had just lighted the wax ta- pers, and in the sudden brilliancey, Suffolk-and Mary sat quietly, half obscured by the heavy drapery, of the deep window. The queen sat pale and sad at a distance (for she had .lately buried her darling and youngest child), and had no part in the conversation A light step on the stair and a ringing laugh j and ' as the door opened the lovely Anne Bolyn with a sweeping courtesy; presented herself bo fore her mistress. Arranging the queen's footstool she placed in her. band a pretty bunch ot fragrant garden, roses, and- trip ped to the window , where .tjie lovers sat. Mischievously raising the curtains, "what have we here I" she cried.. ':'A pair .of doves, at I. .live,, .billing .and . coping. Hide thy bead under thy wing, my djear, and let thy pretty -mate sing, my dear !! Why. doth tby highness mope there i Ah, a lover's quarrel ? 'Send melancholy awiy ' Step but and have Apfy detroisV "Why speak Irencli t ajkeu IVlar, half angry at the interruption." "It is a , language we shall all speak moro of anon,' "answered the gay. mind ofhonor. i ?;:''; v.;,1 .'.' : -'' .-;. :r 'a Would I could' hear some one miir mer my beajitifuf Spanish soft sounded Arragonese,1' sighed tho queen, laying her forehead on bor i hand. ; The: liadj Ann ' . turned roguishly,:- and . smilingly breathed a sentence of purest Spanish, half hissing , the conclusion between her teeth, while with darting glances rom the narrowea apertures ot eyes partly cioseu, she. steadily surveyed the queen who star ted at the DurooH of her Words'i v A heavy s ten without sounded at the moment, hnd the; king entered unattended ' "ttd ; King Henrv the Eiditlt, who. 'then'ltrfhe prime of maiihoffd, Was at tliis date by no' means of the trnpreposessing ' appearance that characterized ? htm later; ;in ; Hie. .-. As Lady Anne- rtood -poised iotv tiptoe, with slightly'" extended hands, looking at the 'queen whose bewildered eyet'were'raisod A' ': ; bHWBENVILLE, OIHOVEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 1, . 1857. to hersj and Whose whole -figure bespoke keen attention, -and as the two lovers peer: ed forward from their seat, Henry stayed his inpetuous course, aird caul an inqui ring glance at Anne for an explanation of the tableau. . . .. " Was it pleasant, that Spanish accent?" said Anne. "Am I not. thy mages. y and an apt pupil? and then .preccrving the king's uuspoken question. " her magesty sighs for Spain, and its pleasant tongue," she added, with the least touch of malice. " Our, dull English' hours weary her. Shall we call L'on Godoy, thy magesty to lighten the tedium." . . '' English hours have been light snow hitherto, ha, Kate.?" said the king stop ping to kiss his wife. "Ay Ay. He careful, nor rumple my ruff. Thou hast brought so much cool air, Harry ! the niirht is very damp ; your .English dews!" " English dews, now ? Well, they have not killed ihee in a?core of years, thou may'st yet escape them. Thou art so fond of Spanish, perhaps thou may'st like, as Lady 'Anne said, A Spanish oy er?" . . " Are Lady Anne's words to be re peated totnc? I have an English hus band ? " Dear Lady be gentler, or thou may'st not keep him lor.g !". whispered Anne in her ear as, she pretended to arrange the royal head dress. ' 'I Leave the room hussy !" cried the queen, starting to her feet, her dark wan eyes sparkling - with anger, and pointing at the door. "Nay but thy magesty " Leave me I repeat, dost dare to hesi tate ?" "... : , :: "What hath tho wench done now, Kate,", demanded Harry. 1 . ''Alas, I am deeply in fault !" said An ne, with mock humility. " I desire her ninjesty's forgiveness. 1 dared to beseach her majesty's use of a gentler mode of speech! "Pooh! let the child stay !" ' "I will be obeyed." "Let me beseech" tlfee to pardon her." ,"I say'she shall leave me !" reiterated the queen. ; . . "And I say she shall 'stay. !" cried the king, stamping his , foot. "Sit down, Kate-! I came to have a word with my sister. Where is she V V Kalherino of Arragon fell into her eoat with a sigh; while Suffolk, led Mary for ward. The king presented her a low chair, and Suffolk stood leaning his arin on the -'mantel, and growing paler and paler bnnejth':the light of the l'ranching candeluhras ; for he felt that the fear and bare suspicion he had entertained at sun set were fast waxing into a dreadful rcali-iy- ' ... ::,."V "Thy highness'taketh pleasure in mas querading, albeit thy satins are donned a- (;aln',', -said the.-king, "yet I doubt if such disguises as a pessant's dress be tiuitiihle for the bride of akinjr !" ' ' "Ah, thy ' ainlfli ion leads thee high' Harry 1 Do not .t hink to put the courtiers on tli? thrones of thine enemies ; a crown would be a weight to Suffolk and, I but sorrv queen I ' . .- "What hath otillolK touowitii uie ai fair ? I speak of a king. Louis the XII of France. Louis of Orleans ! Prepare thyself; to-morrow thr.'O wilt leave En gland, with my maidens. : and the next c:ay,::wiu oe nis wue i uo.ox uuucisuwiu me ?;. Speak !" . . ;. .', ..... Tliecrincess sinantr to her fee t, throw ing up her arms as if stung by an adder. 'Aud tlioti hast known, it, Suffolk, anu hast; hidden it !" the cried: at last. "All this lime when we', might have flowji " ; ;"Flown, girl ?''. queritd the king, in sudden wrath. "Ye could ily nowhere from me !. Not all Europe could shelter ".It is true," murmured Suffolk! Have the, conquests made the mad, Henry Tudor ?" she cried, patching the iing s arm. "IlastMipu no pity, no com passion ? Canst thou sacrifice thy sister thus!" ,: , ' -.' . "I have pity on my, -people, as thou shouldst have. , .Thy "marriage will save millions from death." ' ' 'j ', . ; .-) "What care for theirr ? It is my hap piness that is at Btake. and tlie happiness of one I love better than lifi?. . . 1A.11 my fu ture the wife of a graybeard 7 Never r 1 will die first I":.- '':'; "Dying is nO sueh easy matter that every love-sick girl should prate of it, as thou canst find, sweeil'V relorted the king. "Tint tli on nav't. .ixert n-nreft!reii'Ce'. Umhsy'm. i',0, 1 cannot ! I cannot !", she cried. .V"Or death. !"' 6 itS'-l-' : f'Suffer the death to be mine, that she may go free I" besought Suffolk,' earn- elly- 'V;;'li..;:':V-'L''7. ' : Silence j thy romance,, 'or I. w i 11 , give thee , a taste of what -.'ye both eoiii .' to covet !" interrupted' the king, ','brutally. " Marriage with 'LbuTg'.'ffirl.' voluntarily 5 or the death of the Duke of Suffolk, W marriage forcibly ,?' yi ', S . ' . ' '' -' : Do not hesitate, Mary I" '".said.Suf folk. I, aim ready, if it will 'save thee !" ' Wtti it wont '.;?: jaugieuf tue King. ; " Find Louis another bride, Harry ?" ! begged - the queen, moved from her querulous anger to gentle pity, " There are enough other fair, English ladies. Here is Lady Anne would well like a queen's rank," and Kathcrine quite satis fied at having repaid Anne; now plead long and earnestly. ' "Be silent Kate!" at. last said the king. "It is finished. All summer we have negotiated concerning this. Nono other will answer." "None but I? None but I ?" cried Mary , pressing her hands upon her burn ing brow " Tnou art breaking my heart. 0 my brother ! Hast thou for gotten how our pale, long-suffeiing moth er gave me into thy hands, thou vowing perpetual ofl'ection and protection for thy sister, a Child then, scarcely more now. I am but sixteen ; young and joyous ; I feel my life a constant spriDg of nerve and strength within ; wilt thou blight it nil, dear Harry ? Threescore years and ten, save the short time which I have lived, wilt thou doom nie to drag on in mise ry !' : i Not at all. I gild thee with titles and a crown. I protect thee as our mother would have best liked, tome ! no more words about it. thou minx! Go thou shalt, and that, this night, for thy ob stinacy ! No time for prayers, nor tears, nor plans !" " His majesty forgetlcth," daid Suffolk hollow-eyed and livid, and looking as though jn the last few moments he had suffered ages of torture, " that my oath of loyalty obstructs all plans and every escape." : "It is about as. well, by Heaven!" roared the king, " since every avenue is guarded and six thousand men are under arms in the square 1" " He swore cruel brother that he is ! he swore 1" cried Mary, " to love and save me I" but the king only laughed gracefully and rubbed his hands while he gave Anne Boicyn soma few directions, who, (hereon, left the place. " Finish ' up, little one," he cried. turning.to the princess. " I will see thee again in a moment; meanwhile await here. I. see thou art rather distressed now; recover thy self; be a woman and show thy royal blood I Wo pity no fool ery ! Yet thou may'st say farewell, and after all the French are not such strict moralists ! Little Boleyn has known of this from the first, and has already at tended to thy wardrobe. She- will re main with tlieo; in France!'' A glad glance shot from the queen's eye, not unobserved by Harry. " For the pres ent," he added and left the roonv ' A long time the lovers stood, silent and apart. At last the princess turned, went calmly and knelt at the feet of tire duke. " Pity me !" she cried, and burying her face in the mantle that hung from his arm, she wept wildly. But Suffolk, con tending with as fierce a grief, remained motionless as a statue. " Suffolk, wilt thou never forgive me the wrong I do thee ? Wilt thou hate me always and hereafter ! 0 God I thou must do nothing but forget me !" He stooped, and lifting her in his arms held her clasped closely to him in silence. '.' Bettet weixnh lay dead in one anoth er's arms 1" at last he horsely said.. A concourse of steps became atidiblo with out, a. resiling of silken dresses and a clash of swords aud scabbards. '! For the last, last lime, beloved 1" cried Suffolk, straining her to his heart, and sealing his lips to hers in one long kiss, then releasing her from his embrace, he stood by her side as the door opened and the king and all his retinue tiled through. "The Duke of Brittany," saiu the. king, as a courtier, raising the princess's hand to Im lips, placed a cloak lined with ,.etminc upon her shoulders, and saluted her as his most royal mislress and out into tho .dark night, in litters and on horse, the train wound away from ' ...tit town to town, seeking me woaa cast- lino. ' .Louis the Twelfth of Fiance, the des tined spouse of Mary Tudor, had already passed his fiftieth year. His person was tall and obese, his hair entirely gray, his cheeks fat and puffy, and his whole disgusting exterior far more that of a man who, now on the verge of the other world , ' should be repenting his sins, in sackcloth ftnir, ashes, than.,- that of a gay, young bridegroom. ' But hope? of a lon ger' extension of life-lease of pleasure warmed hid imagination like, a cheerful blaze,' and, though adverse . storms had driven the ships - containing the bridal train Tar" out to sea,- yet on the evening of one day, three' weeks from the' parting of Suffolk and Mary, all Paris 'was decked in' festive garb; to welcome the bride, once proxy wedded, and now-again that day blessed and orowned by j, archbishop, Cardinal and priests. ' ; -', .; ' : . The balls ; Of the ,paHce were a-blaze with splendor and. brilliancy, silver spouts poured forth.' months:, of flamt ' in every picie and corner of the orrilces, crim son draperies tapestried info heavy Void, Irelieying white, antique bust;' swept the velvit cushions and gorgeous carpets wo ven in distant Persion looms. Flowers of every kind hung bloomed and bud ding from wall and ceiling; banners and trophies of a thousand conquered nations adorned the great saloon, clusters of col- j ored lamps illuminated far alleys of the gardens and shot rainbows over dancing fountains and the torrents of diamond threaded water-spouts, and every fiction of art, every grace of nature, were here brought together to celebrate the mar riage feast. , Sitting on a throne at the further end of the grand reception room, was the young queen of the French, wrapped in some robes of rich, snow-white stuff, contrasting brilliantly with the gorgeous tinting of her surroundings, and slightly ignteneu by tlie paler shades of a rosy mantle lain upon her shoulders; a veil of shining and transparent silver tissue, like web of woven dew, was half flunff aside, displaying the snowv brow, the blushing cheeks, the perfect features of this vision of northern loveliness, and the golden hair was bound in rich, jewelled braids beneath the crown, the crown itself a mass of jewelry, resplendent as the hidden treasures ot germ in an east ern tale, let notwithstanding all her magnificence, an inexpressible languor reigned over the queen's form as she half lay in the large throne chair, and now and then spoke dreamily to some gallant French nobleman, some stately dame, or oftener to her pretty English maiden, the lovtly Anne Boleyn, who al ready coquetted admirably with tho che valiers, ana auilea lustre to the queen s prcstagc; a languor visible in the parted, quivering lip, tho half closed eye, and the abandon of posture. All hearts and eyes admired, and very few but pitied the young victim of tho hoary man who stood beside her throne. ' The merry hours swept by. The queen had danced her measure, and the banquet rooms beiug thrown open, the noble groups entered beneath the entfvined ban ners ol Lngland, France and Scotland. The hall was hung with tapestries of wine color, richly pictured with arabesque of silver work, and festooned with myri ad ribbons of glittering whiteness. Ffuil pieces, and hunting scenes of masters whose works lived after the creating hand was dust, hung here and there above great vases of sun fed leaf and blossom, delicious strains ol music floated from far distant galleries, and tho. tables, dazzling in their loads of fine linen, and golden and crystal vessels, in cups whose rims were embossed with rubies and emeralds, and flagons whose necks were carbuncles, and in which the sweetest juices ol long lost southern summers had been wrung, in viands, fruits and liquid of every zone, were reflected in mirtor3 that flashed back with them, from the costly, pan neled frames, the wave of plumes, the sheen of satin, the glimmer of the love liest faces of all France, and above all, like 'an ugly reptile on a bed of flowers, the form and face of Louis tho twelfth, beside his shrinking bride. ' Tes, his bride now, and with no re trieve. Every trivial annoyance with which in mischevious sport she had teas ed her lover, lay now like a mountain on her memory; for she herself had said the fatal words that riveted her chainsand she grew pale as her heart nnswered that death was the only emancipator. . The glee ran high, josts circled and wine poured freely, the kig had nearly gorged himself, course after course had been swept from the board and still it groaned anew before the guests, when by a sudden movement ot JJnttany, all eyes were turned upon his majesty; Sitting erect, as though he had suddenly heard one speak, his eyes fixed and glassy, hi- faoo purple with the swollen veins of ap oplexy and his chin fallen, sat the bride groom. His earthly sands were almos run. All the court exclaimed with hor ror, but the queen sat still as her husband, not daring to glance upwards, lest she should behold a dream to happy to be realized, till she shuddered at the hope that half formed itself in her heart. At length she raised her eyes. The specta cle was too horrible, and she shrieked aloud with mingled joy, grief and terror. Those who had waited for her movement now bore , him to a couch, and all the physicians of the court essayed their skill upon him in vain, while breathing low and heavily he dragged the hours along, through which his young ife, who had sworn to honor and obey, never flinched, but with soothing compassion bathed his brow, gently chafed his hands and tought to alleviate bis pain by all. pitying art, even while her heart, bathed him. v, At last it was over, the was free!. . The eyes were closed and the minions bade to weep,. Francis, the heir waa. loudly pro claimed, and the wife was a widow; ;: -i.j A year of widowhood had passed, over Mary Tudor, and . yet ' her seventeenth summer found her smiling, dimpled, h-ap py,: and more beautiful, , than if she -had known no pain.- Henry , the Eighth had sent for her to rejoin htm m England, anC SI N Central " - iit ellignvc ' like the blunderer he was, had made the Duke of Suffolk his ambassador, whom King Francis receiving with cordiality, entertained with a private interview. " i hy grace is well aware, said the French king, "how materially it would interfere with my interests were her maj esty, who is the loveliest woman in the kingdom, to wed a subject of mine. She s too young ana beautilul to remain a wijiv xyierelore tlie JJuKe ol aultoia jf bethink himself, and " 'My duty to my king must annihilate all intrigues and all thoughts of self. His majesty mistaketh in thinking other wise." - ' 'Think again ! Few have a queen's hand and dower at their option. Thy peace with burly Henry, Wolsey will make for thee. Thou art silent ? Let me call an advocate!" and the silver bell he tinkled was answered by the - royal pace. Writing and sealing a brief note the king handed it to him, and they were again alone. A few moments elapsed, and the largs door swinging on jts lung es, "Her Majesty the yueen Uowager I ' was announced. Suffolk saw only a shimmer of soft vi olet shades and a sparkle of amethysts, ere his sight swam wildly aud all senses became absorbed m hearing, wlrere he stood concealed by the dark tapestry, while her voice like a srlvcr emme broke the silence: ." . -"My maidens were masquerading, and it was more convenient tor me to wave ceremony and visit thy majesty, than to receive thee!"- , " ; , "The queen dowager," said Francis, wnti a mischevous twinkle ol his eve, "hath not forgotten one Suffolk." "Mention not his name to me!" she cried vehemently; "h'ave not I ta3ted the becinnins of quiet pleasure, that thou must taunt me with recollections of dead joy? " : ; "We were about lo menlion that this duke once Io3ta bride by too scrupulous observance of what is, at best, a form loyalty. He hath now the golden chain of opportunity in his hand, let' him not lose it. I leave thy majesty alone with him!" and the magnanimous Francis passed from the room. . A moment the queen glanced amazed 'around her, tire next, she perceived the duke, and sprang gladly forward, but hesitated and stopped half way, while, laying her hand on the back of chair beside htr, her eyes fell and fell; till the long lashes swept her cheek. At last a baud took hers; an arm on her waist drew her forward; a face bent to meet the downcast glance. "Whom seeketh his grace of Suffolk?" asked the queen, coldly. . The arm and the hand relinquished her. "The queen forgetleth tho lover!' , ho replied, reproacefully. " '.''' .! "The lover hath a longtime forgotten her!" "His memory sufficelh to recall the eve wheu she vowed never to play him false. Was it possible he could forget? " "A question easy to answer. "The ambassador to Spain and the In dies knew nought of the deeds of those two courts around which all his thoughts revolved, till a few long days agone." "And what errand now bnngeth him to our poor company?" , "liw majesty ol Englahd requested the presence of his royal sister once more." ,... ,"And if his royal sister refuse?" "Nay. , His messenger can but boar back such answer I" "And if," said she, raising hor laugh ing eyes, "he should bear back: with him the royal Duchess of Suffolk? an old flame of his, yet but just seventeen ? " ' "Can it be? Do I dream? " cried Suf folk, a rich color flushing his dark cheek. "Speakest thou truly? " ' ' "Now or thou shalt never wed her! '' answered the happy Mary, as meeting his welcoming embrace, the tears and joy she had been so well restraining, burst forth together. " There was rejoicing and revelry at the palace that night, not half so rich and gay as that of a year past, but owing no sadness nor any tearful mist on its shi ning surface, for Wolsey, who had ac companied the duke, had united the long seperated lovers, and all the court joined in their delight with: happy and radiant lestivity. v ', , -.; . '.',','; But although blnflf King Hal, having taken no part in the ceremony, had, on first being apprised of it, withheld his congratulations and uttered in their place sundry threats of the tower and axe, yet he finally, at the intercession of the pret ty Anne Boleyn,;, it, was said, and the powerful Wolsey, granted his' toyal for giveuess and vouchsafed an equal amount of approbation, sealed it with all broth erly appointments and all pribcely . deco rations,' as he: rode with Suffolk along the golden, lists, beneath the smiles, of lovely ladies to meet Francis the First in fiiend ly tourney on the plain between'"Ardres and Guisnes, known as the Field of the j ctOTR OF (low. vv i1' G L.E C O PIES; FIVE CENTS. VOL. 3.- 5R 23. ; A Series of Truths-We like'home ly women. . We have always liked them,' , We do not carry the peculiarity fur ,-.',,'' uough to include the hideous or positive- ; ly ugly ; for, since beauty and moneore the only capital the world will recognize in woman, they are more to be pitied than' admired ; but we have a chivalric, enthu siastic regard for plain women. We nev er saw one who was not modest, unas- oommg, and sweet-tempered, and have, seldom come across one who was not vir-.r . tuous, and had not a good heart. Made' . aware, early in life, of their want of beu. . ty by the slightest attentions of the op- posite sex, vanity and allectaiion never take root in their hearts; and, in the hope of supplying attractions which a capricl- ( ous nature has denied, they cultivate the graces of the heart instead of the person, and give to the mind those .accomplish ments which the world so rarely appreci ates in woman, but which are more lasting, . aud, in the eyes of men of sense, mora highly prized than personal beauty. , Sea i them m the street,; at home, or in the church", and they are always the same ; and the smile which ever lives upon the face is not ' forced there' to fasci-; nate, but is the spontaneous sunshine re-- fleeted from a krnd heart a flower whica . takes root in the soul, and blooms upon , the lips, inspiring respect instead of pas-, sion, emotions of admiration instead of V feelings of sensual regard. .Plain women make good wives, good mothers, . cheer-'. ful homes and happy husbands j and we- : never see one, but we thauk Heaven that j it has kindly created women of sense, at well as beauty. To homely women, we ' therefore lilt our "tile" in respect. . , The world will extend the same courtesy lo, beaniy. Godey's Ladyt Book. .,; , ' j , XSTSome cotemporary, who has rath-,, er a lively sense of the rediculous, tell a mirth-provoking story of a traveler whr quartered at a tavern in Yankeel'and, on a' Sabbath pot long since, which is io good and so characteristic of a class who glory in ,"c.uttii)g,aiftsh," .that we re-produco, it here. - , .' ... ,: .' He prepared himself to: attend church, but not possessing that very;' important' chattle, a watch, and being particularly" desirous of cutting a dasb, he applied jo the landlord for the loan of one..,Thej laudlord,possessing a very powerful afarui. watch, readily complied with the request,,' but previously "wound up the alarni,' and set it at the hour he supposed would be about the middle of the first prayer. - Th dandy repaired to the church ; he .arose, with all the grace oCa finished exquisite, . at the first prayer,, and stood :. playing very gracefully wiih the borrowed ; seals,' wheh suddenly he jumped as if he ' had discovered a ; den . of rattlesnakes ; the whizzing of the alarm commenced ! The, "eqple started, the dandy made a furidiie grab at the offending watch with both hands outside the pockel, -and tried ' td squeeze it into silence, but in- vain it kept up its tur-r-r-r-r-r, and it seemed an if the thing never would 6top '. The 'sweat rolled off ihe poor fellow he seized hit hat And making one effort at the door, hurried off, with the watch in one-hand and his hat in the other,' amid the .sup pressed laughter of - the whole congrega tion. ;' ' v.''.-, ' : ". ., ' A sacred regard to the principle of justice forms the basis of every transaction) and regulates the conduct of the upright man of business. ' He is el?ict in keeping his engagements; does nothing carele8sly,.or in. a hurry; employs nobody (o do. what he can easily do himself; keeps every thing in its proper place'.leaves v nothing undone which ought to be done, an! which circumstances permitted him tO do; keeps his designs and business from the view of others; is prompt . and decisive with his customers, and does' not over trade for his capital; prefers short, credita . to long ones, and cash to eredit trarisao- . tiorrs, at all times when they can be ad vantageously made, either in buying or . selling, and small profits with little risk, to the phance of better gains with more hazard. Ho is clear'and explicit-' in all ' ; his bajgains; leave's nothing to the mem ory which he can and ought to commit fo writing; keeps copies of "all important letters which he sends away; and has ev ery letter, invoice, &c, belonging to his ; business, titled classed, and put away, He never suffers his desk to be confused ' by many papers lying upon it; -is always at (he head of. his business, well : know ing that if he leaves it, it will leave htm; : holds if as a maxim that he whose cred it is suspected is not' safe 10 be, trusted, , and is constantly examining his books, ; and sees through all his affairs as far as . . ciue. and 'attention 'enable him; balances ;: regularly at stated times, and. then makes out and transmits all his accounts current to bis Customers and ' constituents, both at home arid abroad is economical in his ;, ' expenditures, always living within his iu- ,v come; keeps a memorandum book wi th a pencil in his pocket, in which he notes -evely Ifitle particuliir relative 'to appoint-. ment, addresses and "petty cash loaiki; is Cautious hotf "he becomes nemity for, any person, and is generous inly when . urged fry vioiivi.oj liuuiuiiXy.. ,.