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|CSM Number : 203|
|Short name:||The Woman whose Meal was Replenished||Alternative:||Meal bins filled|
|Incipit:||Quen polo amor de Santa Maria|
|Refrain:||Quen polo amor de Santa / Maria do seu fezer/ algun ben, dar-vo-ll-á ela/ que dé se o non tever.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||unspecified||Protagonist(s):||a generous woman|
There was a woman who served God and the saints and performed many charitable acts.
If the poor asked her for alms in Mary’s name, she always gave them something.
One day a crowd of unfortunate beggars came to her house and she gave them a large bin of meal and they asked the Virgin to bless her.
A little later, another group of poor people arrived. She told her daughter to fetch them some meal, but the girl told her that the bin was empty.
She sent her daughter to check, and the girl found it filled to the brim.
She gave the poor all that they required.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||5|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|alms, beggars, meal|
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|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|