An English noblewoman of the eleventh century. According to legend, Lady Godiva once rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry, England, covered only by her long hair. Her husband, the story goes, had imposed taxes on the people of Coventry, and he agreed to lift the taxes only if Godiva took her famous ride. (See peeping Tom.)
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An English noblewoman of the eleventh century. She supposedly rode naked through her town of Coventry to save the people from an oppressive tax. (See under “Mythology and Folklore.”)
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I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lady Edith is so sad that her sadness nearly set the whole damned house on fire.‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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The lady in black was reading her morning devotions on the porch of a neighboring bathhouse.
Grandmamma sits in her quaint arm-chair— Never was lady more sweet and fair!
The young lady, hearing his step, turned round and stood on the stair, confronting him fiercely.
See the ease and grace of the lady in the sacque, who sits on the bank there, under the myrtles, with the guitar on her lap!
At another time her affections were deeply engaged by a young gentleman who visited a lady on a neighboring plantation.