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CSM Number : 298
Short name: The Woman who was Exorcised at Soissons Alternative: A woman freed from a demon (Soissons)
Incipit: Graça e vertude mui grand’ e amor
Refrain: Graça e vertude mui grand’ e amor/ mostra Santa Maria no pecador.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Soissons Protagonist(s): a possessed woman

A woman was possessed by a devil.

She vowed to go to Soissons, and prepared candles and wax.

The woman made her confession and then travelled to Soissons.

She entered the church, prayed at the altar, and was seized by the devil.

She called on the Virgin to liberate her.

The Virgin delivered the woman from the devil, and she praised her and gave alms.

Metrical data
Stanza: 11 11 11 11 Refrain: 11 11
No. of Stanzas: 14
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel:
MS locations:
F9, E298
Poncelet reference
Cum ecce necdum super hoc laudibus finitis, mulier quaedam (265)
altar, candle, confession (see also repentance), devils, dog, exorcism, pilgrimage, wax
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Miracle Collection
A woman freed from a demon (Soissons) Thott
(Copenhagen, Royal Library, MS Thott 128)
A woman freed from a demon (Soissons) Hugo Farsitus
The Early Seguidilla
Clarke, Dorothy Clotelle
Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
Poesía de santuarios
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Fita, Fidel
Aberturas e finais: rubricas, refrães, estrofes iniciais e estrofes terminais nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen