The anonymous hand: Lullay, mine liking

“Lullay, mine liking” is a Middle English lyric poem or carol of the 15th century which frames a narrative describing an encounter of the Nativity with a song sung by the Virgin Mary to the infant Christ. The refrain is an early example of an English lullaby; the term “lullaby” is thought to originate with the “lu lu” or “la la” sound made by mothers or nurses...