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CSM Number : 129
Short name: The Soldier who was Struck in the Eye by an Arrow Alternative: Arrow is extracted from eye (Salas)
Incipit: De todo mal e de toda ferida
Refrain: De todo mal e de toda ferida/ sãar pod’ om’ a de ben mui comprida.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): a wounded man

In a fierce battle, an arrow wounded a man from Murviedro.

It passed through his eye and lodged in his neck.

He commended himself to the Virgin and vowed to make an offering at Salas if she would heal him.

The arrow was pulled out of his eye and he was completely cured. His eyesight was even better than it had been before.

He went to Salas straightaway and the miracle was proclaimed far and wide.

Everyone who heard about it praised Holy Mary of Salas and went on pilgrimage to her shrine.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10' 10' 10' 10' Refrain: 10' 10'
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T129, E129
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
arrow, eye(s), pilgrimage, vow, wound
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3846
Bibliography
Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III
Anglés, Higinio