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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YDlenesse is the nurse and roote of all infectious e∣uils. Giue me thine aid therefore, O Lord, to loath and detest this deadlie and dangerous sinne, least ther∣by I run headlong into thy heauie displeasure. Make me alwaies and euer to be occupied (good Lord) in thy Page  209 holie lawe, that with all the powers of my soule, hart, mind and vnderstanding, I may giue thee continuall praise, honor and glorie. Yeeld plentiouslie vnto me al∣so, good Lord, thy grace from aboue, that I may conti∣nuallie make my boast of thine euerlasting name, & by hartie contrition, and bitter deploration of my sinnes and wickednesse, obtaine thy fauourable pardon, and by thee being sanctified, and made cleane from all mine vncleannesse and vngodlinesse, I may enter with thee at the last daie into the celestiall and glorious king∣dome, purchased in the bloudie death of my Sauiour Iesus Christ. Yea, illuminate mine eies (I saie) O good Lord, that I sleepe not in darkenes, but giue me grace good Lord, continuallie to keepe watch and ward, least that the enimie find me slumbering in the cradle of carelesnesse, the gates of my bodie be broken vp, and in the daie of thy comming to iudgement, the sentence of thy displeasure be pronounced against me, to the vtter confusion of my bodie and soule.