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CSM Number : 382
Short name: The Nobleman’s Reward Alternative: Alfonso X gives an estate to Reimondo de Rocaful
Incipit: Verdad’ éste a paravoa
Refrain: Verdad’ éste a paravoa/ que disse Rei Salamon/ que dos reis as voontades/ enas mãos de Deus son.
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Setting: Seville Protagonist(s): a nobleman named Reimondo de Rocaful

A nobleman, Reimondo de Rocaful, was entitled to an estate, and asked the King for it. The King had already given it to someone else and could not justly recover it. The King promised him a different site, but the case dragged on. The nobleman was forced to stay in Seville, and things were very costly there.

The nobleman went to the palace several times to ask the King to give him the estate. He wanted to return to Aragón, if the King would not grant his request.

The King was upset because he had raised the man and was his relative. The nobleman had married in Toledo and had had children there. Nevertheless, when he tried to see the King, he was not admitted.

Reimondo prayed to the Virgin to cause the King to give him [an estate called] Alvaça and to compensate the monks who owned it. He vowed to give ten libras of fine wax to Santa Maria do Porto if she would grant his request. He promised to go there on pilgrimage.

While he was saying this prayer, the King agreed with his brother, don Manuel, to give the nobleman that very property. He summoned him and he came right away.

Reimondo was extremely pleased, thanked the King, and fulfilled his vow.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 13
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
bequest, estate, king, knight, property, staff (of pilgrim), vow, wax
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La Cantiga CCCLXXXII de Alfonso el Sabio
Hernández Serna, Joaquín
Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
Don Juan Manuel’s father, Infante Manuel, in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Kinkade, Richard
Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel
Historicidad de la cantiga CCCLXXXII
Torres Fontes, Juan
La cultura murciana en el reinado de Alfonso X
Torres Fontes, Juan
La cultura murciana en el reinado de Alfonso X
Torres Fontes, Juan