GODIVA

(large card with green border)

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:- Radley Number:-
gc 808-lc not listed No Postcards listed by Sprake not listed
 

image of Godiva on horse back, Peeping Tom and Coventry Cathedral (pre war) and words of poem.
Woven on Silk:-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
image
of
 
Peeping
Tom
 
 
 
 
and
three spires
of Coventry
(pre-war)
 
 
 
and
Coventry
Coat of Arms
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GODIVA     [image of Godiva riding on black horse]

The Woman of a Thousand
summers back, wife to that
grim earl who ruled in
COVENTRY, for when he
laid a tax upon his town
she told him of their tears.

Answered, ride you naked
through the Town and I
repeal it.

Then she rode forth clothed
on with chastity.

And one low churl compact
of thankless earth: peeped:
but his eyes, before they had
their will, were shrivelled into
darkness.
Then she gained
her bower, whence reissuing
robed and crowned, she took
the tax away, and built herself
an everlasting name.

Printed at bottom of card:-
 
 
W. H. GRANT & Co.
 
COVENTRY.
 
 
WOVEN IN SILK.
 
 
 
 
Size:
card:
cm wide by cm deep

silk:
cm wide by cm deep

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