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|CSM Number : 134|
|Short name:||The Outbreak of St Martial’s Fire in Paris||Alternative:||Mal Des Ardents in Paris|
|Incipit:||A Virgen en que é toda santidade|
|Refrain:||A Virgen en que é toda santidade/ poder á de toller tod’ enfermidade.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Paris||Protagonist(s):||people suffering from St Martial’s fire|
A great crowd of people in Paris were suffering from St Martial’s fire. They had themselves carried in front of the altar of the Virgin and prayed to her.
While they were praying, the Virgin Mary came down through the window on a ray of light.
She began to walk amongst the sick, making the sign of the cross and saying, “Be healed….”
The people inside were healed at once, and their hands and feet were free of pain. But people waiting outside still suffered.
The leg of one of the men had been so inflamed that he had cut it off and thrown it in the river. His other leg also “burned more fiercely than a lantern.”
The Virgin healed him and he asked her to restore his missing limb. She made his leg whole again.
|Stanza:||6 5' 6 5' 11' 11'||Refrain:||11' 11'|
|No. of Stanzas:||11|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bcbcaa||Zejel:||Yes|
|amputation, apparition, illness, legs (injured or swollen), light (celestial), limbs (restored), pilgrimage, Saint Martial’s fire|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|
|Un recull de miracles de Santa Maria, procedent de Ripoll, i les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi|
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
|The Early Seguidilla|
Clarke, Dorothy Clotelle
|El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega|
Filgueira Valverde, José
|La Poésie lyrique espagnole et portugaise à la fin du Moyen Âge|
Le Gentil, Pierre
|Tres cantigas del rey|
|Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio|
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier