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DIMEV 5729.5
IMEV 3628
NIMEV 3628
This maiden hight Mary she was full mild
The Lullaby of the Virgin Mary to her Child — four eight-line stanzas (aabbcddc) and a four-line ‘Lullay’ burden: ‘Thys yonder nyȝth y sawe a syȝte / A sterre as bryȝt as ony daye / And euer amonge a maidene songe / By by lully lullaye’
Note: For a similar burden see 5729.2.
Subjects: lullabies; Virgin Mary, lullay songs of; dialogues, Virgin and Christ
Versification: — eight-line — aabbcddc, aabbcbbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 189 (SC 6777), ff. 106v-107
First Lines:
Thys mayden hyȝth mary she was full mylde
she knelyde by fore her oune dere chylde …
Last Lines:
…þhys payne þu put Away
And yf hyt possybyll be may
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 7-8.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 192-3.