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|CSM Number : 367|
|Short name:||King Alfonso is Healed in Seville||Alternative:||Alfonso X's legs are healed|
|Incipit:||Grandes miragres faz Santa Maria|
|Refrain:||Grandes miragres faz Santa Maria/ e fremosos a quen s’ en ela fia.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Santa Maria do Porto||Protagonist(s):||King Alfonso X|
King Alfonso X went to see the beautiful church he had constructed in Andalusia [Santa Maria do Porto]. It was surrounded by towers and a wall, as was necessary there.
After the Virgin had cured him of a very serious illness in Seville, he went to Santa Maria do Porto. He had a difficult journey because of the weather.
While the King was travelling by sea, both of his legs swelled up so much that he could not put on his boots. Furthermore, the skin split and yellow fluid came out.
Nevertheless, the King, who trusted firmly in the Virgin, would not delay, but went straight to Santa Maria do Porto.
He arrived at the church on Friday evening and held a vigil at her altar. When the priests sang the matins, the swelling in both of his legs disappeared and he recovered from that illness.
The King and his company praised the Virgin.
|Stanza:||10' 10' 10' 10'||Refrain:||10' 10'|
|No. of Stanzas:||13|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|church (construction of) , king, legs (injured or swollen), matins, Saturday (devoted to Virgin Mary), swelling, vigil, boots|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|
|Los endecasílabos de Alfonso X: Estudio sobre las Cantigas|
|Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500|
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
|Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria|
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel
|Historia del Puerto de Santa María|
Sancho Mayi [Sopranís], Hipólito
|When your Lover is the Virgin Mary: A New Approach to the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X of Castile|
Scarborough, Connie L.