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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REadie art thou Lord at all times to heare, and giue eare vnto the petitions of thy people: but more readier are we to run astraie from thy will, and to transgresse thy sacred lawes and diuine statutes, than we are to leaue the lusts of carnalitie, the plea∣sures of this vaine and wicked world; so greatlie are we affected to licentious libertie, and all other kind of notorious euill. But yet O mercifull father, of thine abundant loue, fauour, and exceeding kindnesse, giue me grace to renounce sinne, to hate this transitorie and vading world, to mortifie my fraile and feeble flesh, which rebelleth against the spirit, and by faith in Christ, in this my dangerous pilgrimage, so giue me strength, that mine enimies may be ouerthrowne, and I being deliuered from the snares of hell, may by thee, which art the author of mans felicitie, haue the fruiti∣on of thy kingdome, and celestiall mansion of endlesse and sempiternall glorie.