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CSM Number : 177
Short name: The Man whose Eyes were Restored Alternative: Gouged Out Eyes are Restored (Salas)
Incipit: Non vos é gran maravilla/ de lum’ ao cego dar
Refrain: Non vos é gran maravilla/ de lum’ ao cego dar/ a que con Deus, que é lume/ sé no ceo par a par.
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Setting: Aragón Protagonist(s): a good servant

In Aragón there was a good man who served his lord faithfully.

Some slanderers spread lies about him.

His lord, not bothering to uncover the truth, ordered the man’s eyes to be gouged out.

After the man’s eyes had been put out, he asked to keep them and he made his way to a surgeon.

He asked the surgeon to put his eyes back and the doctor did so.

Then the man went to Salas to ask the Virgin to heal him and to pardon his sins. The Virgin healed him straightaway. It was impossible to detect his injury.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T177, E177
Poncelet reference
apparition, blindness, doctor (medical), eye(s), ex-voto, false accusation, maiming, pilgrimage, servant, slander
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La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III
Anglés, Higinio
Alfonso X, el Sabio
Valdeon Baruque, Julio