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CSM Number : 346
Short name: The Woman who was Healed of a Swollen Arm Alternative: Woman suffers swollen arm
Incipit: Com’ a grand’ enfermidade | en sãar muito demora
Refrain: Com’ a grand’ enfermidade | en sãar muito demora/ assi quen guarec’ a Virgen | é guarid’ en pouca d’ ora.
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Setting: Estremoz [Portugal] Protagonist(s): a woman with a swollen arm

A beautiful young woman was inflicted with a terrible illness.

Her arm became terribly swollen and was red and blistered.

The swelling increased.

The woman could not eat anything.

The people took her to the church and she was healed at once.

When they saw this, they praised the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 6
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
appetite (loss of) , arm, blister, hell, illness, mulberry, pilgrimage, swelling
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Alfonso X the Learned. Cantigas de Santa Maria. An Anthology
Parkinson, Stephen