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|CSM Number : 164|
|Short name:||The Statue that Cried out Against the Arrest of a Monk||Alternative:||Statue protests at monk's arrest (Salas)|
|Incipit:||Como deve dos crischãos/ seer a Virgen onrrada|
|Refrain:||Como deve dos crischãos/ seer a Virgen onrrada/ outrossi ar deve deles/ seer en todo guardada.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Salas||Protagonist(s):||a monk/prior of Salas|
A monk/prior of Salas was falsely accused of coining money. Don Fernando, prince and abbot of Monte-Aragón, ordered him to be arrested.
The monk fled to a church thinking he would find sanctuary there.
But the abbot ordered him to come out and had him seized and forcibly removed from the churchyard.
The statue of the Virgin was so angry that it emitted a loud cry and thrust the holy child away from her. The statues of mother and son also grew pale.
When the abbot heard the news, he ordered the monk to return. To make amends, he and his men entered the church with cords around their necks.
The bishop of Huesca came to Salas and redressed the wrong done to the Virgin. As a sign that she had forgiven the deed, she clasped her son again, but she never regained her former colour and neither did her son.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||9|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|abbot, bishop, earthquake, false accusation, image (of Virgin Mary), money (coining of), penance, prior, rope, sanctuary (right of)|
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|Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio|
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
|Poesía de santuarios|
Filgueira Valverde, José
|Alfonso X of Castile: Patron of Literature and Learning|
Procter, Evelyn S.
|Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio|
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier