PEEPING TOM

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 1572  161 603
 

Bookmark with portrait of Peeping Tom, image of Lady Godiva on horseback and Tennyson's poem
Words:

Image of Peeping Tom 

 
 

PEEPING TOM

THEN SHE RODE BACK,
CLOTHED ON WITH CHASTITY:

AND ONE LOW CHURL,
COMPACT OF THANKLESS EARTH,

THE FATAL BYWORD OF ALL YEARS TO COME
BORING A LITTLE AUGUR-HOLE IN FEAR,

PEEP'D -- BUT HIS EYES,
BEFORE THEY HAD THEIR WILL,

WERE SHRIVELL'D INTO DARKNESS
IN HIS   HEAD,
AND DROPT        BEFORE HIM.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Image of Lady Godiva
riding horseback through
the streets of Coventry.
 
beneath are words written on plinth:-
 
THEN SHE RODE FORTH,
CLOTHED ON WITH CHASTITY.

 

LADY GODIVA

SO THE POWERS, WHO WAIT
ON NOBLE DEEDS,

CANCELL'D 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 REISSUING,
ROBED AND CROWN'D,

TO MEET HER LORD,
SHE TOOK THE TAX AWAY

AND BUILT HERSELF
AN EVERLASTING NAME

         TENNYSON

 
 
Size of Silk:
30.0cm long by 6.6cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:

Signed: "T.STEVENS COVENTRY" on back at pointed end:

Stevens logo on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark
Stevens logo on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark

This silk is very similar to sb2176: Then she rode forth, with minor word changes and of course, this silk has the Peeping Tom title.  

 



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