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|CSM Number : 116|
|Short name:||The Candles that Miraculously Came Alight||Alternative:||Merchant's candles are relit (Salamanca)|
|Incipit:||Dereit’ é de lume dar|
|Refrain:||Dereit’ é de lume dar/ a que Madr’ é do lume.|
|Summary of narrative|
A merchant went to Salamanca to trade at the fair.
It was his custom to serve the Virgin faithfully and to fast rigorously. On the eve of her feasts, he would not even eat vegetables or fish.
He always used to offer candles at churches dedicated to the Virgin.
In Salamanca, he had his servant fetch two large candles that he had brought from Toledo.
He had them lit and guarded so that they would not go out.
The Virgin let them go out, but then caused them to burn once again.
|Stanza:||7 6' 7 6' 7 6' 6' 6'||Refrain:||7 6'|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AB | cdcdcdeb||Zejel:||Yes|
|candle, fasting, merchant, servant|
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|A estructura métrica de algunas das Cantigas de Santa Maria|
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho