GODIVA

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

Colour image of Godiva on horse back, Peeping Tom and Coventry Cathedral (pre war) and words of poem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image
of
Peeping
Tom
and
Coventry
Cathedral
(pre-war)
and
Coventry
Coat of Arms  
Woven on Silk:-
 
 
 
 
 
 

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:-
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK.
 
 
W. H. GRANT & Co.
 
COVENTRY.
 
 
Size:
card:
9.0 cm wide by 13.7 cm deep

silk:
6.0 cm wide by 9.5 cm deep

Comments:
This design is numbered 143 on the Grant catalogue and price list, as " Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom ".

 


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