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.

The ten Commandements of Almightie GOD, Exod. 20.

The Preface.

HEarken O Israel. I am the Lord thy God, which haue brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

The first Table.

_1 THou shalt haue none other gods before me.

2 Thou shalt make thee no grauen image, neither anie similitude of things that are in heauen aboue, neither that are in the earth beneath, nor that are in the waters vnder the earth. Thou shalt not bow downe to them, nor woor∣ship them. For I am the Lord thy God, a gealous God, visiting the iniquitie of the fathers vpon the children, vpon the third generation, and vpon the fourth of them that hate me: and shewing mercie vnto thou∣sands in them that loue me, and keepe my commande∣ments.

Page  223 3 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vaine; for the Lord will not hold him giltlesse that taketh his name in vaine.

4 Remember the Sabboth daie, to keepe it holie. Sixe daies shalt thou labour and doo all thy workes: but the seauenth daie is the Sabboth of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt not doo anie worke, thou, nor thy sonne, nor thy daughter, thy man-seruant, nor thy maide-seruant, nor the stranger that is within thy gates. For in sixe daies the Lord made the heauen and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seauenth daie: therfore the Lord blessed the Sabboth daie, and halowed it.

The second Table.

_5 HOnour thy father and thy mother, that thy daies may bee prolonged vpon the land which the Lord thy God giueth thee.

6 Thou shalt not kill.

7 Thou shalt not commit adulterie.

8 Thou shalt not steale.

9 Thou shalt not beare false witnesse against thy neighbour.

10 Thou shalt not couet thy neighbours house, nei∣ther shalt thou couet thy neighbours wife, nor his ser∣uant, nor his maide, nor his oxe, nor his asse, neither a∣nie thing that is thy neighbours.

The Summe.

THou shalt loue the Lord thy God with all thine hart, with all thy soule, and with all thy mind: This is the first and the greatest commandement. And the second is like vnto this. Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe.

On these two commandements hangeth the whole Lawe and the Prophets.

Page  224

Matth, 7. verse, 12.
Whatsoeuer ye would that men should doo to you, euen so doo ye to them. For this is the Lawe and the Prophets.

Iohn, 15. verse, 12.
This is my commandement, that ye loue one ano∣ther, as I haue loued you.

Iohn, 13. verse, 35.
Heereby shall all men knowe that you are my dis∣ciples, if ye loue one another.