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CSM Number : 188
Short name: The Image that was Found in a Young Girl’s Heart Alternative: Image found in girl's heart
Incipit: Coraçon d’ om’ ou de moller
Refrain: Coraçon d’ om’ ou de moller/ que a Virgen muit’ amar/ maca-lo encobrir queiran/ ela o faz pois mostrar.
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): a young woman

A young woman loved the Virgin with all her heart.

She was so devoted to Mary that she rejected worldly affairs and she fasted so strictly that she fell ill.

She lay in bed for a month without eating or drinking. It anyone mentioned the Virgin’s name, she raised her hand to her heart.

The young woman died, and her parents, thinking that she had been poisoned, had an autopsy performed.

They found an image of the Virgin inside her heart.

All the people praised Holy Mary.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T188, E188
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
appetite (loss of) , fasting, heart, illness, image (of Virgin Mary), maiden, poison, post mortem
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3939
Bibliography
Alfonso X, compositor
Ferreira, Manuel pedro
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Alfonso X el Sabio, un rey ’cantigueiro’
Llorens Cistero, José María
Las Cantigas del Rey Sabio
Valera, Juan