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KATHERINE GREV The really ali'.vting history of Katherine Grey ami her hu-hanil, the Karl of Hert ford, hums. the tale of which her name is assigned. Queen Elizabeth is here describ m! to he enamored of the Karl : and after the discovery ot his connexion with Kathe rine her jealousy vents itself in confining them to separate apartments in the tower. We pass over the imaginary interview be tween the queen and Katherine, nud shall commence our extracts with the resolution taken by Elizabeth, who is supposed to be j residing in the tower at the time, to visit Seymour, at the moment when the lieuten ant ot that fortress has permitted Ins pri soners to meet, notwiihstanding her Majes v’s express commands to the contrary. " The blood faded from Warner's cheek. ! ‘.is knees knocked against each other, and so violent was the agitation of his whole 1 frame, that he was for some time unable to utter a sellable in reply to the queen's ad Iress. " ' | ‘How now, Master Lieutenant !' ask 'd Elizabeth; ‘ what means this? My reso- ; lotion is, periiaps, a somewhat singular one: 1 but surely there is nothing in it so appalling j that it should banish the blood from your cheek, and prevent your limbs from per forming their functions. Lead on. I say “‘ Gracious madam!’ said Warner,‘pause | a moment ere you take this step.’ ‘ Not an instant, Sir Edward,’ said the j quien. ‘How' do you dispute the com mands of your sovereign “ ‘ Then, most dread sovereign,* said tlie lieutenant, seeing that it was impossible to , preser.e his secret, and throwing liimse!f at the (paeon’s feet, ‘pardon, pardon, for the most guilty of your majesty's subjects. ' Hal* said the queen, using the favorite interjection of her father, while Ids own proud spirit flashed in her kindled eye, and lowered in her darkened brow; ‘what dost thou mean?’ “ ‘ 'I'lle Earl of Hertford is not in his 'Ion- ! jeon." “‘What, escaped! Traitor—-lave— last thou suffered him to esc aper’ “ Warner grovelled on the ground in the most abject posture at the queen's feet, and his frame trembled in every fibre as he sc.id. ■ He is in the Lady Katherine*'apartment.’ “ ‘What he there.!' shouted the queen as the white foam gathered on her lip, and nor own frame became agitated, though not with tear, but with uncontrollable anger.— ‘ Guards, seize the traitor 1* ‘•several yeoman of the guard immedi ately entered the apartment, and seized the lieutenant of the Tower, binding hi- arms behind him, but not depriving him of his weapons. The queen, anting on the im pulse of the moment, commanded one of her guards to conduct her to the dungeon of the Lady Katht rine Grey, and ordered the ethers to follow her with ^ir Edward W ar an- ia their custody. Anger, hatred, (ear, jealousy, all le.it wings to lier steps. The dungeon door w as soon before her : the bolts were withdrawn, and with little of the ap pearance of a queen in her gait and ges ture, excepting that majesty which belongs to the expression of highly w rought feelings, she rushed into the dungeon, and found Katheiine Grey in the arms of Hertford, who was kissing awav the tears that had ga*hered on her check. “‘Seize him—awav with him to instant execution!’ said the queen. ‘•The guards gazed for a moment wish fully on each other, and seemed as if tliev did not understand the command. "•Seize him! Isav.’ exclaimed the queen. * I have myself taken the precau tion to be present, that I may be assured that he i- in your custody, and led away to the death he lias taken so much pains to merit.’ " Hie guards immediately surrounded the earl, but they yet paused a moment ere they led him out of the dungeon, when tliev saw the Lady Katherine throw herself on her knees before Elizabeth and seize the skirt of her robe. “ * Have pity, gracious queen !‘ she cried, ‘ have pitv!’ •• Away, inimon. said the queen: ‘lie had no pity on himself when lie ventured to break prison, even in the precincts of our royal palace. His doom is fixed.’ “ ‘ Not yet, great queen, not vet!’ said Katherine, still grasping Elizabeth's robe. * (’an naught save him ' Naught, save my death,’ said the queen; and then she added in an under tone, which site did not seem to intend should be audible, while a dark smile played on her lip, ‘or perchance thine.’ ‘‘Katherine’s ear caught the last part of the queen's sentence, and with the quick ne-s oi lightning she exclaimed, ‘thv death or mine, O queen: then thus,’slie added, plucking In.un the belt of sir Edward War tier, who stood by her side with Ins hands bound behind him, a dagger, and brandish ed it aloft, • tints mav his life be spared I “A cry ot •treason! treason!’ pervaded the dungeon, and the guards advanced betw een Katherine and tiie queen whose life she seemed to threaten, but ere they could wrest the dagger from her hand, she had buried it in her own bosom. “‘Now, now do 1 claim thy promise. Oh queen!" she ■-aid as she sunk to the earth, while the blood puured in a torrent Iron) her wound. ‘Katherine Orev no Ion ‘<‘r disturbs thee—spare the lile of tiie princely Seymour.' '•Her lact breath was spent mi these words—her last was fixed upon the queen—and pressing the hand of her hus band, who was permitted, to approach her, in her dviri£ grasp, the spirit of Katherine Grey was released from all its sorrows. “ The sacrifice of the unhappy lady's life preserved that for which it had been olf red up. The queen, touched with the melancholy termination of her kins-wo man s existence, revoked -.he despotic and illegal order which she had given for tl'.c execution ot Hertford, but ordemi him to he conducted baric to his dungeon, whore he remained in close custody fora period of more than nine years. The death of Kli/.a heth at the expiration of that period released him from his captivity ; and then, although he was unable to restore the lady Kathe rine to hie, he took immediate steps to re establish her fair frame. In these efforts he was perfectly successful, he proved be fore the proper tribunals the validity of his mairiage, and transmitted his inheritance to his son. who was the issue of that ill-fa ted union. VARIETY. TUB MOST ENTERTAINING OF AUTHORS. Tun gentlemen of acknowledged taste, when on a visit to a gentleman of rank, were each tie sireii to write out a list ol the ten most interesting works they had ever read. One work only found its way into every list, this was till Mas Had Dr. Johnson been present, and been pre viously heard upon the subject, the preference would probably have been given to Don Quixote 1 he Doctor used to say, that there were but lew books of which one ever could possibly ar rive at the last page; and that there never w:.r any thing written by mere man, that was wish ed longer by its readers, except Don Quixote Robinson Crusoe, and ilit- Pilgrim's Progre.v Alter llomer’s Iliad, he said, the work of Cer 'antes was the greatest in the world, as a booi; of entertainment; and when we consider tha' every other author's admirers are confined ti. bis own countrymen, and perhaps to the literary chtses among them; while Don Quixote is a sort of common property, an universal classic, equally enjoyed by the court and the cottage; equally applauded in France and England, as in Spam; qu itod by every servant, the amuse ment of every age, from infancy to decrepitude. the lust book you sea in every shop, where hook are sold, through all the states of Italv , "bo can refuse his consent to an avowal of the superiority of Cervantes to all modern writers > Shakespeare himself has, until within the last half century, been worshipped only at home | while translators and engravers live by the hr: ro ot J.a Mancha in every nation; and the | walls of the inferable inns and the cottages, al! , over England, France and Cermanv.are adorn ed with the exploits of Don Quixote. Jo be Remembered b\j the I .adits. A correspondent assures us that chloride, by apothecaries under the name ol bleaching salts, in small tin boxes will err tainly take out the most inveterate greass spots from a silk dress, or cotton gni incuts. Carpets, however badly bespattered bv the upsetting of a lamp, can be as readily re stored to their former beauty, as or.a car; blow dus* from a drv surface.