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CSM Number : 23
Short name: The Woman whose Wine was Replenished Alternative: Mead
Incipit: Como Deus fez vĩo d’ agua
Refrain: Como Deus fez vĩo d’ agua ant’ Archetecrĩo/ ben assi depois sa madr’ acrecentou o vĩo.
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Setting: Britain Protagonist(s): a woman and a king

The Virgin saved a lady of good character from embarrassment.

A king happened to visit her and she gave him meat, fish, bread, and barley, but she had very little wine.

She tried to buy some wine, but could not obtain any.

She went to a church and prayed to the Virgin, vowing never to wear wool or linen again.

Her prayer was answered.

The king and his companions had plenty to drink and both rich and poor found plenty of wine in the woman’s cellar.

Metrical data
Stanza: 13' 13' 13' 13' Refrain: 13' 13'
No. of Stanzas: 6
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel:
MS locations:
T23, E23, To23
Poncelet reference
Asserunt antiqui relatores Britanniam dictam maiorem ad (120)
barley, bread, cask, fish, food (shortage of), king, meat , noblewoman, provision (miraculous, of food or drink), vow, wine, wine cellar
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Miracle Collection
Mead Phillips
(Chicago, University of Chicago, Phillipps MS 25142)
Mead Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Mead BL Mariale 3
(London, BL, Additional MS 35112, ff. 21-80; 90-94)
Mead Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Mead John of Garland
Mead William of Malmesbury
Mead Adgar
(London, BL, Egerton 612)
Mead BL Mariale 2
(London, BL, Arundel 346, ff. 60-73)
Mead Mariale Magnum
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale lat 3177)
Mead Bartholomew of Trent
(University of Bologna, Codice 1794)
Mead Jean Mielot, Miracles de Nostre Dame
(Oxford, Bodleian, Douce MS 374)
Mead Anglo-Norman Miracles of the Virgin
(London, BL, Royal 20 B XIV, fols 102v-169)
Mead Paris Mariale 1
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale 14463)
Mead BL Mariale 1
(Cotton Cleopatra C.x., ff. 101-144v)
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