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CSM Number : 331
Short name: The Mother who Went Mad with Grief Alternative: Mother goes mad with grief (Rocamadour)
Incipit: Ena que Deus pos vertude
Refrain: Ena que Deus pos vertude/ grand’ e sempr’ en ela crece/ poder á d’ enfermidades/ sãar e toda sandece.
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Setting: Rocamadour Protagonist(s): a boy and his mother

A twelve-year old boy died of a fever.

His mother grieved for him and mourned him at mass.

The boy was buried after mass had been said.

His mother was overcome with sorrow.

The next day, when she visited the grave, she took leave of her senses.

The Virgin restored her sanity.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 10
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
burial, children, fever, madness, mass, Saints (other)
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