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|CSM Number : 291|
|Short name:||The Rapist who was Released from Prison||Alternative:||Rapist is released from prison|
|Incipit:||Cantand’ e en muitas guisas|
|Refrain:||Cantand’ e en muitas guisas/ dev’ om a Virgen loar/ ca u ouver maior coita/ valer-ll-á se a chamar.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Salamanca and Toro||Protagonist(s):||a rapist|
A student, studying in Salamanca, raped a woman and fled the city.
He went to Toro, hoping to evade arrest.
Nevertheless, he was captured and cast into prison.
In prison, he contemplated his sins and turned for solace to the Virgin. He asked her to come to his aid.
Then he composed a song in her honour and began to sing it. While he was singing, the Virgin appeared to him. She took him by the arm and led him out of the city. She advised him to serve her and promised him that if he did, he would be rewarded.
He praised the Virgin and always served her well.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||11|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|apparition, imprisonment, magistrate, rape, song, student|
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|Un cantar que cantassen os jograres (CSM 172, 33): Las formas de la ’performance’ en las Cantigas de Santa Maria|
Disalvo, Santiago and Germán Rossi