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.

POnder my words, O Lord, consider my meditation: O harken thou vnto the voice of my wofull mourning, my King and my God: for vnto thee will I make my praier. Heare my voice, O Lord betimes: earlie in the morning will I direct my praier vnto thee, for thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickednesse: Page  216 neither shall anie euill dwell with thee. Thou hatest all them that worke vanitie: leade me therefore in thy righteousnesse, O Lord; for I am weake, and without thee I haue no strength at all: therfore, O Lord God, rebuke me not in thine indignation, neither chasten me in thy heauie displeasure. Haue mercie vpon me, O Lord, and deliuer my soule. Oh saue me, for thy mercie sake. I am almost wearie of my groning. Euerie night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my teares. O Lord my God, in thee haue I put my trust: saue mee from all them that persecute me, and deliuer me. O Lord my God, if I haue done anie such thing, as is laid to my charge; or if there be anie such wickednesse in me; then let mine enimie persecute my soule, and take me captiue. Hast not thou, O Lord my God, de∣fended me from such vngodlinesse? Oh how long wilt thou hide thy selfe from me thy poore afflicted seruant? Oh how long shall I seeke comfort in my soule, and be so vexed in my hart? Yea how long shall mine enimies triumph ouer me? Consider and heare me, O Lord my God, lighten mine eies that I sleepe not in death: least mine enimies saie, I haue preuailed against him. For if I be cast downe, then they that trouble me will re∣ioice at it. But my trust is in thy mercie, O Lord, and my hart is ioifull in thy saluation. For after a storme thou makest the weather faire, and still after weeping and heauinesse thou giuest great ioie. Thy name, O most mightie God, be praised for euer and euer,

Amen.