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.

Another praier to the same purpose.

O Our God, Father and Sauiour, seeing it hath pleased thee to command vs to trauell for the sustentation of our necessitie; vouch∣safe through thy grace so to blesse our la∣bour, that thy blessing may extend vnto vs, without the which also we are not able to continue. And let such fauour of thine serue vs for a testimonie of thy bountifulnesse and assistance: and that we by the same may knowe the fatherlie care, which thou hast for vs. Moreouer, let it please thee, O Lord, to assist vs by thy holie spirit, to the end that we may be faithfullie exer∣cised Page  227 in our estate and vocation, without anie guile or deceit: but that we rather regard to followe thine or∣dinance, than to satisfie our owne desire of gaine. And if it please thee to prosper our labor, giue vs also a wil∣ling mind to succour those that are in necessitie, accor∣ding to the abilitie which thou hast granted vs: so yet that we mind not to lift vp our selues aboue those, which haue not receiued of thee such liberalitie. And when thou wilt handle vs with greater pouertie and necessitie than our flesh shall desire: let it please thee, O Lord, to shew vs this grace, euen to knowe that thou through thy bountifulnes wilt continuallie nou∣rish vs, least we be tempted with mistrust: but that we patientlie abide, vntill thou replenish vs, not onelie with thy corporall gifts; but also with thy spirituall graces; that we may still haue more ample matter and occasion to thanke thee, & sincerelie to staie our selues vpon thine onlie goodnesse. Heare vs, O Father of all mercie, through thy sonne Iesus Christ our Lord: So be it.