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CSM Number : 323
Short name: The Boy Revived at Coria Alternative: Boy revived (Coria)
Incipit: Ontre todalas vertudes
Refrain: Ontre todalas vertudes/ que aa Virgen son dadas/ é de guardar ben as cousas/ que lle son acomendadas.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: the village of Coria, near Seville Protagonist(s): a little boy

This miracle occurred when Aboyuçaf came across the Strait of Algeciras, invaded Seville and the Moors burned many villages. In Coria, near Seville, there was a man who had a son whom he loved dearly.

The child caught a fever and died after three days. In his grief, his father smote his cheeks and tore out his hair.

The Moors attacked and the people of Coria fled. The man was just about to bury his son, but he had to abandon him along with all of his possessions. He commended him to the Virgin.

The Moors invaded the village, and stole everyone’s possessions, but they did not disturb the man’s house.

The Virgin entered it and restored the boy to life. She protected all of his father\'s belongings.

When the man returned, he found his son alive. When he asked the boy what had happened, his son told him that a Lady had defended him against the Moors. The man told his neighbours and showed them how his things had been saved. Everyone praised the Virgin and held a great feast in her honour.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 11
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F26, E323
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
burial, burning, children, fever, house (protection of), illness, Muslims/Moors, pillage, resurrection, warfare
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
4077
Bibliography
Cantiga del Rey. D. Alfonso el Sabio
Anon
Alfonso X el Sabio
Ballesteros y Beretta, Antonio
Die alten Liederbucher der Portugiesischen oder Beiträge zur Geschichte der portugiesischen Poesie vom dreizehnten bis zum Anfang des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts
Bellermann, Christian Fr.
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Annales eclesiásticos y seculares de la muy noble y muy leal ciudad de Sevilla
Ortiz de Zúñiga, Diego
Alfonso X of Castile: Patron of Literature and Learning
Procter, Evelyn S.