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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F From sinfulnesse preserue me Lord,
R Renew thy spirit in my hart,
A And let my tongue therewith accord,
V Vttering all goodnesse for his part.
N No thought let there arise in me,
C Contrarie to thy statutes ten,
E Euer let me most mindfull be,
S Still for to praise thy name: Amen.
A As of my soule, so of my bodie,
B Be thou my guider, O my God:
V Vnto thee onlie I do crie,
R Remoue from me thy furious rod.
G Graunt that my head may still deuise,
A All things that pleasing be to thee,
V Vnto mine eares, and to mine eies,
E Euer let there a watch set bee,
N None ill that they may heare and see,
N No wicked deede let my hands do,
Y Yn thy good paths let my feete go.
Finis.