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|CSM Number : 349|
|Short name:||The Statue that Healed the Sick||Alternative:||King's statue cures the sick|
|Incipit:||Muito praz aa Virgen santa|
|Refrain:||Muito praz aa Virgen santa/ que Deus fillou por parenta/ de quen ll’ as saudações/ de Don Gabriel ementa.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||unspecified||Protagonist(s):||a statue of the Virgin [almost certainly owned by Alfonso X]|
A king had a very beautiful statue of the Virgin; no other could compare.
The statue performed many miracles of healing.
People travelled long distances to be cured by it.
Whenever the Ave Maria was recited in front of the statue, its healing powers doubled.
The statue cured forty sick people within a few days.
Everyone praised the Virgin.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|angels, Ave Maria (saying of), chapel (in castle), image (of Virgin Mary), king|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|Inside the virelai: a survey of musical structures in the Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio|
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier