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 and thankesgiuing of Hanna, after she by praier had ob∣teined a sonne called Samuel. 1.


Samuel. 2.

MIne hart reioiceth in the Lord, and mine horne is exalted in the Lord [for I haue recoue∣red strength and glorie by his benefit:] my mouth is inlarged or wide open ouer mine enimies: Page  7 [so that I can now answere them that reprooue my barrennesse,] for I reioice in thy saluation.

There is none holie as the Lord, yea there is none besides thee, and there is no god like our God.

Speake no more presumptuouslie [against God in con∣demning my barrennesse,] let not arrogancie come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and his purposes come to passe, and by him enterprises are established.

The bowe with the mightie men are broken, and they that were weake, haue girded themselues with strength.

They that were full are hired foorth for bread, [and sell their labours for necessarie foode,] and the hungrie are no more hired, [but cease to haue néede:] so that the barren hath borne seuen [euen many,] and shee that had many children is waren feeble.

The Lord killeth, & maketh aliue: bringeth downe to the graue, and raiseth vp againe.

The Lord maketh poore, and maketh rich: bringeth lowe, and exalteth vp on high.

He raiseth vp the poore out of the dust, and [according to his owne will] lifteth vp the begger from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the seate of glorie: for the pillers of the earth are the Lords, and he hath set the world vpon them: [therefore he may dispose all things at his pleasure, and prefer whom he will to honour.]

He will keepe the feete of his Saints [so that they shall neither walke nor fall into any euill] & the wicked shall keepe silence in darkenesse: for in his owne might shall no man be strong.

The Lords aduersaries shall be destoried, and out of heauen shall he thunder vpon them: ye Lord shall iudge the ends of the world, and shall giue power vnto his king [Iesus,] & exalt the horne of [Christ] his annointed.