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.

The song of the blessed virgine Marie, the mother of our Sauiour Christ, which she made at the time that she felt hir selfe concei∣ued of our Sauiour Iesus in hir wombe.


Luke. 1, 46.

MY soule magnifieth the Lord: and my spirit reioiceth in God my Sauiour.

For he hath looked on the poore degree and lowlinesse of his handmaiden and seruant: Page  49 for behold from hencefoorth, now shall all generations call me blessed.

Bicause he that is mightie hath done for me great things: and holie is his name.

And his mercie is on them that feare him, from ge∣neration to generation.

He hath shewed strength with his arme: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their harts.

He hath put downe the mightie from their seates, and exalted them of lowe degree.

He hath filled the hungrie with good things: and sent awaie the rich emptie.

He hath vpholden and helped his seruant Israel, being mindfull of his mercie.

Euen as he spake to our fathers Abraham, and to his seede for euer.