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|CSM Number : 273|
|Short name:||The Miraculous Thread||Alternative:||Altar cloth is repaired|
|Incipit:||A Madre de Deus que éste/ do mundo lum’ e espello|
|Refrain:||A Madre de Deus que éste/ do mundo lum’ e espello/ sempre nas cousas minguadas/ acorre e dá consello.|
|Summary of narrative|
In a rocky place called Ayamonte, where partridges and hares flourish, there was a castle containing a chapel dedicated to the Virgin.
The chapel was small, poor, and lacking in everything, including wafers and wine.
A man, who happened to go there on the Virgin’s feast in August, was shocked by the sorry state of the shrine.
He did not have anything to offer, but he decided to repair the tattered altar cloths. He had a needle, but when he begged the people to give him some thread, he could not obtain a single one.
He tried to take a thread from the cloths themselves, but could not draw one out. While he was looking around, two threads suddenly appeared, hanging above his shoulder. He marvelled at this unprecedented miracle and exhorted the people to pray to the Virgin.
Everyone gave generous offerings to the Virgin and the man repaired the cloths with the threads.\r\n
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||10|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|altarcloth, Assumption (feast of), bell, chapel (in castle), devils, feast day, fox , hare, host, needle, partridge, sewing, thread, wine|
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|A inserción do ’verbo antigo’ na literatura medieval|
Filgueira Valverde, José
|Sobre tres pasajes estraños de las Cantigas de Santa María|
Pensado Tomé, José Luis