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CSM Number : 408
Short name: The Squire who was Pierced by an Arrow Alternative: Arrow pierces squire's side (Salas)
Incipit: De spirital cilurgia
Refrain: De spirital cilurgia/ ben obra Santa Maria.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Lombardy and Salas Protagonist(s): a squire

A squire, a man of noble birth, was badly wounded by an arrow while fighting in Lombardy.

The arrow was shot from a crossbow and struck him in the side.

The squire was so badly injured, he was certain he would die.

He commended himself to the Virgin.

The arrow was drawn out cleanly from his other side. Instantly the wound healed, leaving no visible scar.

Everyone who saw this praised Holy Mary of Salas and advised the squire to go there on pilgrimage.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 7' 7' Refrain: 7' 7'
No. of Stanzas: 6
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
arrow, crossbow, spices, squire, wound, flower, herbs
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Teza, Emilio