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|CSM Number : 53|
|Short name:||The Shepherd Boy who was Healed at Soissons||Alternative:||A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)|
|Incipit:||Como pod’ a Groriosa/ mui ben enfermos sãar|
|Refrain:||Como pod’ a Groriosa/ mui ben enfermos sãar/ assi aos que non saben/ pode todo saber dar.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Soissons||Protagonist(s):||a shepherd boy and his mother|
A shepherd boy was inflicted with inflammation of the feet.
His mother took him to Soissons and placed him before the altar.
The boy was cured, and after a year had passed, he asked her to take him back to Soissons. She refused.
The disease returned and she carried him back to Soissons.
The boy had a vision and saw the following:\r\n--the Virgin presenting his soul to her Son\r\n--the Virgin asking Christ for everyone to be cured of the inflammation\r\n--the Virgin telling Christ to rebuild her church at Soissons
When the boy awoke he was well versed in scripture and could read Latin. He told the people to rebuild the church at Soissons and predicted that he would die within thirty days.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||14|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|T53, E53, To67|
|Cum quidam pecorum custos ardens pedibus per B. Virginem (312)|
|apparition, children, church (construction of) , death (foretold), dream, Holy Spirit, knowledge (miraculous acquisition of), Saint Martial’s fire, scriptures, shepherd, vigil, vision|
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|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Thott
(Copenhagen, Royal Library, MS Thott 128)
|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Hugo Farsitus
|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Vincent de Beauvais
|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Gautier de Coinci
|A boy from Soissons carried to heaven in a vision (Soissons)||Vendôme Collection
(Vendôme, Bibliothèque Publique MS 185)
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