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CSM Number : 139
Short name: The Boy who Offered Bread to an Image of the Christ Child Alternative: Bread Offered to the Christ-Child
Incipit: Maravillosos/ e piadosos
Refrain: Maravillosos/ e piadosos/ e mui fremosos/ miragres faz/ Santa Maria/ a que nos guia/ ben noit’ e dia/ e nos dá paz.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): a woman and her infant son

A woman took her son to church and commended him to the Virgin so that he would be kept safe from harm.

The little boy, who was eating a piece of bread, ran up to the statue of the Virgin and Child.

He offered the bread to the child, saying: “Do you want a bite?” (“Queres papar?”)

The Virgin told her son to invite the little boy to dine with him in heaven.

The infant Christ spoke to the boy, promising him he would eat with him in heaven the following day.

The little boy died. He went straight to heaven.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10’ 10 10’ 10 4’ 4’ 4’ 4 4’ 4’ 4’ 4 Refrain: 4’ 4’ 4’ 4 4’ 4’ 4’ 4
No. of Stanzas: 4
Rhyme scheme: AAABCCCB | dedefffbgggb Zejel:
MS locations:
T139, E139
Poncelet reference
Accidit autem ut quaedam pauper mulier cum parvulo filio (10)
Keywords
bread, children, heaven
Discography
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Miracle Collection
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child Vincent de Beauvais
Bread: Spiris locus est Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Bread: Spiris locus est BL Mariale 3
(London, BL, Additional MS 35112, ff. 21-80; 90-94)
Bread: Spiris locus est Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child John of Garland
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child Nigel of Canterbury
(London, BL, MS Cotton Vespasian D.xix)
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child Mariale Magnum
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale lat 3177)
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child BL Mariale 5
(London, BL, Additional MS 15723, Collection 2, ff. 70-92)
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child BL Mariale 4
(London, BL, Additional MS 15723, Collection 1, ff. 64v-69v)
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child Jean Mielot, Miracles de Nostre Dame
(Oxford, Bodleian, Douce MS 374)
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child Johannes Herolt
Bread Offered to the Christ-Child Paris Mariale 1
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale 14463)
The Boy who Offered Bread to an Image of the Christ Child Walter of Cluny
BITAGAP ID
3891
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