The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
Bentley, Thomas, student of Gray's Inn., Abergavenny, Frances Nevill, Lady, d. 1576., Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549. Miroir de l'âme pécheresse. English & French., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Lamentacion of a sinner., Tyrwhit, Elizabeth, Morning and evening prayers., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Prayers or meditacions.

Iudith hir praier that shee made secretlie, or mentallie in hir hart, when she stroke off the head of proud Holophernes.


Iudith. 13, 4.

O Lord God of all power, behold at this pre∣sent, and haue respect vnto the works of my hands in this houre for the exaltation of Ie∣rusalem, that thou maiest set vp thy citie like as thou hast promised. Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel, and grant that I may performe the thing, Page  44 which in hope that it may be done by thee I haue de∣uised. For now is the time to helpe thine inheritance, and to execute mine enterprises to the destruction of the enimies, which are risen against vs. Streng∣then me therefore this daie, O Lord God of Israel, now strengthen me [I saie] O Lord God, [euen] in this houre.