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.
A praier at night going to bed.

THe God of Angels and men, the founder of all creatures visible and inuisible, in whose hand is life and death, light and darknesse, and all the motions of soule and bodie, with∣out whome there is no good gift, nor perfect quietnesse of conscience, but onlie vanitie and vexation of mind, and vtter confusion of soule and bodie, and finall tor∣ments in the horrible pit of darknesse: now my Lord God, darknesse doth approch, this daie hath lost his beautie, I as vnworthie of thy benefits, most humblie praie thee this night to blesse me, and with thy holie Angels assist me, thy holie spirit this night lighten me, which hast of earth made me, and by thy creatures doest nourish me, and with thy bloud hast consecrated me with thee to dwell eternallie in glorie, when death hath dissolued me, which am but vanitie, &c. And banish Sathan from me, that neither mine owne conscience now vexe me, nor mine old offences trouble me. I most humblie beseech thee this night to pardon me, which haue sore offended thee, in thought, word and deede, against thy diuine maiestie, which sore repenteth me. Saue me good Lord this night sleeping, from Page  135 dreadfull dreames, and painefull slumber deliuer me, that I may awake in Christ, and rest in peace: So be it.