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.
Another Hymne or praier to be said when ye go to bed.
I Go to bed, I hope to sléepe, God knoweth when I shall rise,
My soule, O Lord, defend and kéep, from it turne not thine eies.
This daie I haue committed sinne, a hundred times and more:
I was conceiued and borne therein, forgiue me Lord therefore.
To thée I will my soule betake, sinfull it is to sée,
For I do knowe thou canst it make, as pure as néede to bée.
Forgiue me mine offences all, my soule, Lord, do not kill,
To thée I will betake my soule, accept my zealous will.
Thy pardon Lord I trust to haue, as Dauid had and mo,
My soule I trust thou wilt now saue, from death & damned wo.
In thée O God I put my trust, to guide and aide me still,
To kéepe me alwaies true and iust, according to thy will.
Thou God of might, & great renowme, I trust thou wilt me kéepe,
Lord with thy leaue I will lie downe, to take my rest and sléepe.
So be it.