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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.
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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.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 11
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F47, E291
Poncelet reference
apparition, imprisonment, magistrate, rape, song, student
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
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
Aberturas e finais: rubricas, refrães, estrofes iniciais e estrofes terminais nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen