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.
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A praier to be said before or after the Sermon.

MOst mightie GOD, which by thy word hast made all things, whose voice the flouds and hils doo knowe, whose heast both quicke and dead, heauen and hell obey, at whose displea∣sure the diuels in hell doo tremble: let thy word so ligh∣ten our harts, that by our good works we may testifie our profession, seeing that the tree which beareth not fruit shall be cut downe, & throwne into the fire. Grant that I may not onelie be a hearer, but also a dooer of thy holie word, that so finallie I may be partaker of thine euerlasting ioie and blisse.

O Lord grant me wisdome to knowe thee, and grace to followe thee in true humilitie: that as thou didst suf∣fer to be spitted at, and smitten of thine enimies; so we may beare the displeasures of the world, and rage of our enimies with patience. Thou hast blessed the lit∣tle ones, and reuealed vnto them the things hidden from the wise. For thou wilt haue mercie where it pleaseth thee. O set thy feare alwaies before mine eies, make me to vnderstand wisdome secretlie; and graffe thy faith so in my hart, that I may both knowe thee, and loue thee, and glorifie thy holie name for euer:

Amen.