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CSM Number : 93
Short name: The Leper who was Healed by the Virgin’s Milk Alternative: Lacte suo sanat BV: alios
Incipit: Nulla enfermidade
Refrain: Nulla enfermidade/ non é de sãar/ grav’, u a piedade/ da Virgen chegar.
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): the son of a burgher

A burgher had a handsome son who indulged in all manner of vices.

God inflicted him with leprosy and he went to live in a hermitage.

For three years he lived a pious life, saying a thousand Ave Marias so that the Virgin would take pity on him.

The Virgin appeared to him, bared her breast, and anointed his body with her milk.

The leprosy disappeared and his skin grew back.

The man set out across the land telling how the Virgin had cured him.

Metrical data
Stanza: 12 12 12 12 Refrain: 6' 5 6' 5
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: ABAB | cccb Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T93, E93
Poncelet reference
Clericus quidam B.Virginis devotus; cui cum per ecclesiam (184)
anoint, Ave Maria (saying of), breast, illness, leprosy, milk (of Virgin Mary)
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Miracle Collection
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored Vincent de Beauvais
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored BL Mariale 3
(London, BL, Additional MS 35112, ff. 21-80; 90-94)
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored Miraculorum B. Mariae. libri III
(Reims 1400)
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored BL Mariale 5
(London, BL, Additional MS 15723, Collection 2, ff. 70-92)
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored Jean Gobi
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored Vendôme Collection
(Vendôme, Bibliothèque Publique MS 185)
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored Johannes Herolt
Milk: Tongue and Lips Restored Paris Mariale 1
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale 14463)
La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III
Anglés, Higinio
The Early Seguidilla
Clarke, Dorothy Clotelle
Narrativa visual de la enfermedad en las Cantigas de Santa María
Corti, Francisco
Arquitectura civil española de los siglos I al XIII
Lampérez y Romea, Vicente
La Poésie lyrique espagnole et portugaise à la fin du Moyen Âge
Le Gentil, Pierre
Poesía juglaresca y juglares: aspectos de la historia literaria y cultural de España
Menéndez Pidal, Ramón
Cantigas de Santa Maria de Afonso X, O Sábio: aspectos culturais e literários
Vaz Leão, Angela