Lady Godiva

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
sc 364 not listed not listed
 

Small silk of Lady Godiva riding horseback, mounted on a postcard, with printed extract of Tennyson's poem
 

Words:
Printed on card:-
 
 
 
[small, circular silk of
Lady Godiva statue]
 
 
 
 
 
WOVEN IN SILK
 
Lady Godiva
 
Lady Godiva         
"Then she rode back, clothed on with chastity;
"And one low churl, compact of thankless earth,
"That fatal byword of all years to come,
"Boring a little auger-hole in fear,
"Peeped - but his eyes, before they had their will,
"Were shrivell'd into darkness in his head,
"And dropped before him. So the powers who wait
"On noble deeds, cancelled a sense misused;
"And she, that knew not, pass'd: and all at once
"With twelve great shocks of sound, the shameless noon
"Was clash'd and hammer'd from a hundred towers,
"One after one; but even then she gain'd
"Her bower : whence re-issuing, robed, and crown'd,
"To meet her lord, she took the tax away,
"And built herself an everlasting name."
-Tennyson         
 
Size:
card:
cm wide by cm deep

silk:
cm wide by cm deep

Comments:
This same postcard is know with pink background colour to the Lady Godiva statue, instead of the blue above:
 
Small silk of Lady Godiva riding horseback, mounted on a postcard, with printed extract of Tennyson's poem
the image of this silk was kindly donated by
Jacqueline Gibney, New Zealand.
 
In addition, this card was also issued without the printed Tennyson poem on the front. This version is recorded as sc150: Lady Godiva statue (small circular silk).

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