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CSM Number : 247
Short name: The Blind Girl whose Sight was Restored Alternative: Blind girl healed (Salas)
Incipit: Assi como Jesucristo / fez veer o cego-nado
Refrain: Assi como Jesucristo/ fez veer o cego-nado/ assi veer fez sa madre/ ũa moça mui privado.
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Setting: Salas Protagonist(s): a girl born blind

A woman vowed to give her baby to the Virgin to serve in her church. She also promised to offer a candle there every year.

The woman gave birth to a blind daughter, and she and her husband grieved over this.

When the blind girl reached the age of ten, her father died, leaving her mother to cope on her own.

The woman was upset and took the girl to Salas. She prayed to the Virgin, saying that if she had known that her daughter would be born blind, she would not have wanted to have her.

She gave the girl as a servant to the Virgin of Salas. After asking the Virgin to restore her daughter’s sight, she abandoned her there.

The Virgin cured the girl instantly and she remained at the church, diligently sweeping it as she had been ordered.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F62a, E247
Poncelet reference
abandonment, blindness, children, pilgrimage, widow
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Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Aguado Bleye, Pedro