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CSM Number : 106
Short name: The Squires who were Freed from Captivity Alternative: Two squires are freed from captivity
Incipit: Prijon forte nen dultosa
Refrain: Prijon forte nen dultosa/ non pod’ os presos tẽer/ a pesar da Groriosa.
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Setting: unspecified Protagonist(s): two squires

Two squires attempted a robbery.

They were caught and thrown into prison.

One vowed to give 100 nails towards the building of the church at Soissons if he were to escape from prison.

His stocks immediately fell from him, but he waited until nightfall to make his escape.

He told his companion of his vow and the latter pledged 1000 nails to the same cause.

The first squire escaped at dusk. The second squire disappeared without a trace and the guard attributed their escape to the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7 7 7 3 7' Refrain: 7' 7 7'
No. of Stanzas: 11
Rhyme scheme: ANA | bbbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T106, E106, To45
Poncelet reference
Duo pueri scutiferi de pago Laudunensi capti et abducti ultra (388)
ex-voto, nail(s), squire, thief/ thieves, vow
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Miracle Collection
Two squires freed from captivity (Soissons) Thott
(Copenhagen, Royal Library, MS Thott 128)
Two squires freed from captivity (Soissons) Hugo Farsitus
Two squires freed from captivity (Soissons) Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Two squires freed from captivity (Soissons) Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Fita, Fidel
El arte mayor de Juan de Mena
Hanssen, Friedrich
Paralelismo discursivo de los delitos de hurto y robo en las Siete Partidas y Las Cantigas de Santa Maria’
Igkesias, Yolanda, and David Navarro
A estructura métrica de algunas das Cantigas de Santa Maria
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho