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 praier or wish of Abigaël for king Dauid, against his enimies.


1. Samuel. 25, 24.

OH my Lord, I haue committed the iniquitie: and I praie thee let thine handmaid speake vnto thee, and heare thou the words of thine handmaid. Let not my Lord I praie thee re∣gard this wicked man Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name, and follie is with him: but I thine handmaid sawe not the yoong men of my Lord, whome thou sentest. Now therefore my Lord, as the Lord liueth, & as thy soule liueth, the Lord, I say, that hath withholden thee from comming to shed blood, and that thine hand should not saue thee, [nor reuenge thée on thine enimies.] So now, I pray God that thine enimies, and they that intend to doo my Lord euill, may be as Nabal: and I praie thee, forget the trespasse of thine handmaid, &c.