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CSM Number : 223
Short name: The Rabid Man Alternative: Man is cured of rabies (Terena)
Incipit: Todolos coitados que queren saude
Refrain: Todolos coitados que queren saude/ demanden a Virgen e a sa vertude.
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Setting: Estremoz and Terena Protagonist(s): a man with rabies, named don Mateus

The Virgin can heal anyone who asks her sincerely. She performs many miracles at her shrine at Terena, near Monsarás.

A man named don Mateus from Estremoz was stricken with rabies.

His relatives took him to Terena.

They had already prepared his coffin, and had given him up for dead.

Nevertheless, the Virgin cured him of his affliction.

Everyone should serve the Virgin and take her as a shield against the devil.

Metrical data
Stanza: 11 11 11 11' Refrain: 11' 11'
No. of Stanzas: 5
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F55, E223
Poncelet reference
pilgrimage, rabies, coffin
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